Shepherd Family Resting near an Ancient Ruin, Johann Heinrich Roos
Johann Heinrich Roos
Shepherd Family Resting near an Ancient Ruin
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Johann Heinrich Roos

Shepherd Family Resting near an Ancient Ruin, 1680


Dimensions
100.6 x 121.5 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas, lined, taped on all sides
Inventory Number
881
Acquisition
Acquired in 1840
Status
Not on display

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About the Work

Native to the Palatinate, the Roos family emigrated to the Netherlands during the Thirty Years’ War. In 1647, while training in Amsterdam, the young Johann Heinrich Roos met Karel Dujardin, one of the leading ‘Italianists’. Roos would feel indebted to those painters of rural idylls his whole life long. His scenes depict animals and people in a southern light, at peace and far away from the violence of war and the bustle of the city. As the ruins suggest, this imagined Arcadia was in Italy – also a land of longing for the citizens of Frankfurt, where Roos painted this work.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Shepherd Family Resting near an Ancient Ruin
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas, lined, taped on all sides
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Bezeichnet unten links: JHRoos. fe

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Acquisition
Acquired in 1840

Work Content

Motifs and References

Iconclass

Primary
  • 25H landscapes
  • 35 pastorals, Arcadian scenes
  • 42B74 family group, especially parents with their child(ren)
  • 47I221 herding, herdsman, herdswoman, shepherd, shepherdess, cowherd, etc.
  • 25I9 landscape with ruins
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Last update

22.10.2020