CODART, Dutch and Flemish art in museums worldwide

Inspired by Italy: Dutch landscape painting, 1600-1700

Exhibition: 22 May - 26 August 2002


Laurie Harwood.

From the museum website

80 paintings by the so-called Dutch Italianate Masters, seventeenth century Netherlandish artists who turned to the Italian campagna for their subject matter. For more than two centuries Netherlandish artists made the difficult journey across the Alps or by sea around the Iberian peninsula to Italy. The attraction of the antique and the High Renaissance were irresistible, and the list of painters who traveled south is long and distinguished. It includes Cornelis van Poelenburgh, Jan Both and Isaac de Moucheron. Collectively Dutch painters who went to Italy are known as the Dutch Italianates, and an exhibition of their work inspired by the Italian landscape is on view at the Dulwich Picture Gallery.


Laurie B. Harwood, Inspired by Italy: Dutch landscape painting 1600-1700, with contributions by Christopher Brown and Anne Charlotte Steland, London (Dulwich Picture Gallery) 2002.
ISBN 1-89851-919-6.