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Alehouse Door

Photo credit: University of Edinburgh

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Figures in the foreground all seem to be sitting and waiting, grey horses and a cart are facing a building on the right, with the sea in the background. The colours in this painting are a bit faded, they do not show the bright Italian pallete of sunshine, but have the warmer tone. The figures in this scene play a dominant role, and the whole bears characteristics of genre painting as well as of Italianate landscape painting, which is typical of the Bamboccianti, genre painters active in Rome from about 1625 until the end of the seventeenth century.

University of Edinburgh

George Square


Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 42.5 x W 36 cm

Accession number

EU0724

Acquisition method

bequeathed as part of the Torrie Collection, 1836

Work type

Painting

Inscription description

I. B.


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University of Edinburgh

George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LJ Scotland

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