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ID number:  BIRBI-2002.2
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Artist / Maker:  Sadeler, Jan (Johan), I; after Bril, Paul (about 1554-1626)
Title / Object name:  Landscape with Rabbit Hunt
Object type:  Print
Place made:  Rome
Culture:  Flemish
Date made:  After 1595
Materials:  Etching and engraving
Measurements:  Paper: 270 x 343 mm; mount: 407 x 560 mm
Provenance:  Fattieri, Grafica Antica e Moderna, di Antonio Berni & C. Sas, Via Della Spada, 38r-50123 FIRENZE, Italia, purchased in 2002.
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Multiple groups of hunters and dogs bound through the landscape in pursuit of birds and beasts. The rickety fences, meandering paths and natural disarray of the forest contrast with the neat town in the background. Sadeler uses strong contrasts in tone to create a stylised landscape after the original painting by Paul Bril, a fellow Flemish artist working in Rome. The subject and composition are typical of Bril’s landscape paintings, which frequently featured turbulent seascapes, travellers and hermits in the wilderness, and forest hunting scenes.

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Notes:  The original painting by Paul Bril is in the Palatine Gallery and Royal Apartments, Florence.

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