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ID number:  BIRBI-91.12
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Artist / Maker:  Waterloo, Anthonie (1609-1690)
Title / Object name:  Two travellers resting in the woods
Object type:  Print
Place made:  Amsterdam or the Rhineland
Culture:  Flemish
Date made:  about 1650
Materials:  Etching
Measurements:  Paper: 292 x 233 mm; mount: 555 x 404mm
Provenance:  Purchased 1991.

Two travellers rest beside a path in a sunny woodland clearing as a third traveller and his dogs approach over the hill. The relaxed gestures of the figures and the bright patches of sunlight create a pleasant and tranquil atmosphere. The woods are wild and uncultivated but not threatening like those depicted by Gilpin (shown nearby). Waterloo was a painter, draughtsman and celebrated etcher, producing nearly 140 prints during his career. He was inspired by his extensive travel throughout Europe in the 1650s and by the landscapes of Jacob van Ruisdael. Published as part of a series of six landscape etchings.

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