Circle Of Pieter Gerardus Vertin, Rural Scene

Circle Of Pieter Gerardus Vertin, Rural Scene

This charming 19th-century rural scene captures a view through a village towards a distant church. The wheels of a small wagon create dust as the driver pauses to talk with a mother and child. Alongside, a rustic old building in the traditional Dutch style.

The work is attributed to an artist working in the circle of Pieter Gerardus Vertin (1819-1893). Vertin hailed from The Hague but spent most of his career in Amsterdam. His works reflect his great respect for the Dutch masters of the 17th-century and typically depict historic architecture. They take a rose-tinted glance at the past, an idealised notion of yesteryear.

Vertin probably didn’t complete this particular work but the artist was clearly a keen admirer - and most likely knew him well.

Housed within a 19th-century gilt frame with beautiful foliate decoration.

Medium: Oil on panel
Overall size: 17” x 19½” / 43cm x 49cm
Year of creation: c. 1870
Condition: Craquelure but the paint is stable. Frame with some accumulated wear.

Conservation & History

We care profoundly about our role as custodians and every piece in the collection has been assessed by our conservator. When required, we undertake professional restoration carefully using reversible techniques and adopt a light touch to retain the aged charm of each work. We also restore frames rather than replace them as many are original and selected by the artists themselves.

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