Jan van der Bent

Southern Landscape with
resting Shepherdess

Jan (Johannes) van der Bent
(*1650 – †1690)

Southern landscape with resting shepherdesses before ruins
oil on canvas, 87 x 75 cm

Belgium, Private Collection until 2016

Price: 17.000 €



So far, little is known about life and work of Jan van der Bent. He may have been a pupil of Philips Wouwerman as his oeuvre shows strong parallels to this artist.

The present painting is based on a work by Wouwerman, today in the Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg. There are several versions of this painting but the execution and the condition of the present work is remarkable.


Oil on canvas, 110 x 87 cm, Vienna, Dorotheum, 21.4.2010, No. 309, London, Christie’s, 17.11.2015, No. 429. (There are several variations in the composition.)
Oil on canvas, 103,5 x 80,7 cm, Zurich, Koller, 27.3.2009, No. 3075 (Variations in the background and the composition.)

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