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Italian Landscape with Umbrella Pines

Hendrik Voogd1807/1807

Rijksmuseum

Rijksmuseum

Voogd was known as the Dutch Claude, after the French painter Claude Lorrain, who was famous for his historical landscapes bathed in a golden glow. Voogd depicted the garden at Villa Borghese in Rome late in the afternoon: the sun casts long shadows and the trees stand out starkly against the sky. People are promenading, enjoying the wonderful sunset. In the foreground, an artist sits, leaning against a tree, sketching.

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