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Photo credit: The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

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This small painting can be identified with a reference in the 'Musaeum Tradescantianum' of 1656 as a landscape by Sir Nathaniel Bacon, an amateur artist otherwise known for his large, flamboyant portraits and still lifes. It is the earliest surviving landscape painted by a native artist in Britain, but is indebted to Flemish models for the technique and Italian for the style.

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

Oxford


Medium

oil on unprimed copper, backed with oak panel

Measurements

H 7 x W 11 cm

Accession number

WA1908.224

Acquisition method

Presented by Elias Ashmole, 1683

Work type

Painting


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The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

Beaumont Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2PH England

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