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Poelenburgh was a Dutch Italianate artist; a Dutchman who travelled to Italy and subsequently developed a style influenced by the art he saw there. One aspect of painting that the Dutch Italianate artists particularly picked up on in Italy was the depiction of light, which was soft and warm as opposed to the usual cool, precise lighting of Northern landscape painting.
The Beecroft’s 'Tobias and the Angel' is painted on copper which has helped preserve the brilliant colours and is extremely skilfully done considering the tiny scale of the work.
Beecroft Art Gallery
Tobias and the Angel
oil on copper
H 13 x W 17.5 cm (E)
bequeathed by Mr W. G. Beecroft