Scene with Figures

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1730-1770

GUSN

GUSN-72034

Description

Scene with several figures, two horses, and dogs grouped under a tree. Huts in the background to the right, cloudy blue sky.\n

Details

Descriptive Terms

landscapes (representations)
paintings (visual works)
oil paint (paint)
panels (wood)
panel paintings (painting by form)
Picture
Picture, Genre
Oil
Panel
Picture, Genre

Label

From "A Family Collects: Paintings and Sculpture from the Codman House," Concord Museum, 1993-1994: In the late eighteenth century small paintings were often grouped in balanced arrangements on the walls of a room. Although framed as a pair to be hung together, these two genre scenes (scenes of everyday life) are not related in subject matter nor do they appear to be by the same artist. One depicts a camp of soldiers, complete with camp followers, while the other depicts dwellings of peasants. SECOND LABEL: In the late eighteenth century small paintings were often grouped in balanced arrangements on the walls of a room. The two interiors are genre scenes (scenes of everyday life) painted by a French artist in the style of the seventeenth-century Dutch masters Adriaen van Ostade and David Teniers. The landscapes on either side, although framed as a pair to be hung together, are not related in subject matter nor do they appear to be by the same artist. One depicts a camp of soldiers, complete with camp followers, while the other depicts dwellings of peasants.

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

People and Organizations

Ogden Codman

Codman, John, 1782-1847
Codman, Charles Russell, 1784-1852
Codman, Richard, 1842-1928

Related Items

Title Painting Accession Number 1969.819
Title Painting Accession Number 1969.819

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

11 x 12.5 x 1.875 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.817