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Battle Scene
Photo credit: Silk Heritage Trust

Battle Scene 1650

Cornelis van Poelenburgh (1594/1595–1667)

Silk Heritage Trust

(b ?Utrecht, 1594/5; d Utrecht, 12 Aug. 1667). Dutch painter, mainly of landscapes. He studied in Utrecht with Bloemaert and from about 1617 to 1626 was in Rome, becoming one of the leading members of the first generation of Dutch painters of Italianate landscapes. His paintings are typically small scale (he often worked on copper) with biblical or mythological figures set in Arcadian landscapes, sometimes scattered with antique remains.

Text source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)

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