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Otter in a Landscape

Photo credit: Guernsey Museums and Galleries

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Withoos is well known for depicting detailed studies of insects, reptiles and plants in the foreground of his pictures. When Withoos was 21, he travelled to Rome to join the group of northern artists there, known as the Bentvueghels ('Birds of a feather'). It was here he used the name, Calzetta Bianca ('White Hose') a translation of his name into Italian. In 1653, Withoos returned to his hometown of Amersfoort but left for Hoorn in 1672 when French troops invaded.

Guernsey Museum & Art Gallery

St Peter Port


oil on canvas


H 132 x W 151 cm

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bequeathed by Wilfred Carey, 1929

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Guernsey Museum & Art Gallery

Candie Gardens, St Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 1UG Channel Islands

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