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Landscape With A View Of Bomarzo
(Bartholomeus Breenbergh)

(1599-1657 DUTCH)


SIZE: 38 1/8 BY 53 1/8 INCH (96.8 BY 134.9 CM.)

   This is Breenbergh's only major painting to show an extant landscape, namely the environs of Bomarzo with the Palazzo Orsini in the background. Bomarzo, north of Rome, was the seat of the Dukes of Bracciano. A related drawing is in The National Gallery, Washington (inv. 1985.14.1). According to Roethlisberger (1981), who dates the present painting to circa 1625, "this is Breenbergh's most important Italian work, which is further attested by the large drawing."


Vitale Bloch, dealer, The Hague, 1957
Sale: Dorotheum Vienna, June 21, 1960, lot 15
S. Nystad, The Hague, until 1963
P. van Ommeren, Wassenaar/Lausanne


Dodrecht, Dodrechts Museum, Nederlandse landschappen uit de 17de eeuw,1963, page 21, catalogue no. 15, figure 37
Basel, Kunstmuseum, Im Lichte Hollands. Hollandische Malerei des 17. Jahrhunderts aus den Sammlungen des Fursten von Liechtenstein und aus Schweizer Besitz, June 14-September 27, 1987, catalogue no. 23, illustrated
New York, Richard L. Feigen & Company, Bartholomeus Breenberg, 1991, pages VII, 12-15, catalogue no. 4, ilustrated
Tokyo Station Gallery: Kasama Nichido Museum of Art; Kumamoto Prefectural Museum of Art; Leiden, Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal, Between fantasy and reality. 17th century Dutch Landscape Painting, August 1, 1992- June 20, 1993, page 206, catalogue no. 64, illustrated


H. Gerson, "Dutch Landscapes at "Dordrecht", Burlington Magazine, 105 (1963), page 462
J. van Nieuwstraten, "Dutch Landscapes at Dordrecht", Apollo, 19 (1963), page 227
R. Longhi, "Sui precedenti dei vedutisi veneti", Paragone 19 (1968) no. 217/37, page 40, figure 18
M.G. Roethlisberger, Bartholomaus Breenbergh Handzeichnungen, 1969, page 28
J.S. van Regteren Altena, "Rezension von Bartholomeus Breenbergh/ Handzeichnungen von Marcel Rothlisberger", Art Bulletin, 53 (1971), page 538, figure 1
A. Blankert, Nederlandse 17e eeuwse Italianiserende Landschapschilders, 1978, pages 85-86
M.G. Roethlisberger, Bartholomeus Breenbergh/ The Paintings, 1981, pages 8, 15, 43-44, no. 73, illustrated
M.R. Waddingham, "Review of Marcel Roethlisberger, Bartholomeus Breenbergh: the Paintings", Burlington Magazine 123 (1981) no. 940, page 426
M. Koolbergen, In de ban van Bomarzo, 1984, pages 52-53, illustrated on page 54



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