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Maker(s):Campagnola, Domenico
Culture:Italian (ca. 1500 - 1564)
Title:Landscape with Farmyard
Date Made:1550s
Materials:pen and brown ink over traces of black chalk, incised, the composition bordered by a ruled framing line in pen and brown ink on cream antique laid paper
Place Made:Italy
Measurements:sheet: 10 x 15 11/16 in.; 25.4 x 39.8463 cm; image: 9 5/8 x 15 1/4 in.; 24.4475 x 38.735 cm
Narrative Inscription:  unsigned, undated
Accession Number:  SC 1946.13.3
Credit Line:Purchased
Museum Collection:  Smith College Museum of Art

landscape with trees, farm buidings, cattle and two figures at a well

Label Text:
Label text for ARH 240 French and Italian Drawings Renaissance through Romanticism, written by Ellen Monroe, class of 2015:

This imaginary bucolic landscape is similar to many finished drawings that Campagnola made to be sold to wealthy patrons who toured Italy.

A much earlier drawing by the artist, Landscape with a Fortified Town and Rising Sun (left), can be seen in the Drawn to Excellence exhibition on SCMA’s first floor.

This farmyard scene is more complex than that of the town, but similarities can be seen in Campagnola’s treatment of the natural landscape and in his depiction of light and shadow.

Campagnola also created many etchings, and the impact of that medium is clear in his drawings where he used cross-hatching rather than a wash to render shade.

landscapes; animals; agriculture; architecture; men; women

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