Paul Bril / Landscape with Men Playing 'Mail à la Chicane' / 1624Paul Bril
Landscape with Men Playing 'Mail à la Chicane'

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Creator Name: Bril, Paul
Creator Nationality: European; Belgian
Creator Role: painter
Creator Dates/Places: 1554 - 1624
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Paul Bril
Title: Landscape with Men Playing 'Mail à la Chicane'
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1624
Creation End Date: 1624
Creation Date: 1624
Object Type: Paintings
Classification Term: oil on canvas
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: H.26-5/8 x W.34-3/4 in.
Inscriptions: SIGNATURE; DATE
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 40.3
Credit Line: The William Hood Dunwoody Fund

Paul Bril was born into a family of artists active in Antwerp. Around 1580, he moved permanently to Rome, where he worked initially as a fresco painter in the Vatican. In the 1590s he began to paint small landscapes on copper and canvas stylistically indebted to an earlier Flemish tradition. Gradually, he developed a more classicizing mode in which ruins, bucolic figures and a calmer, pastoral sentiment prevailed. At his death in 1626, Bril was renowned throughout Italy for his idealizing landscapes, and his work would have a profound influence on Claude Lorrain.

Component Measured: overall
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights: ?The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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