Halt at an Italian Winehouse Door

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Italianate landscape with two men on horseback, one with a red cape. Several standing and seated figures, both male and female, welcome them to the village, seen in the middle ground, while the background displays the surrounding mountains. The orange and blue sky suggests this is an evening scene, thus these travellers might be searching for a place to stay over night. The depiction of inns and travellers was a common theme in Dujardin’s Italianate landscape paintings. This landscape is built up with horizontal patches, identifying the foreground with the figures and house, the lake in the middle ground and behind that, ruins, houses and trees build up a next line, after that there is a depiction of a plain and then mountains block the horizon.

University of Edinburgh

George Square


Halt at an Italian Winehouse Door




oil on canvas


H 81 x W 89.6 cm

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bequeathed as part of the Torrie Collection, 1836

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