A Landscape with a Lake, by Gaspard Dughet (1615-1675).

Oil on canvas, 47cm by 63cm. The painting is a pendant to PIC462.

The 1738 Burghley Inventory records: ‘Antichamber….’2 fine Landskips, 3 quarters long, a yd broad by Pousin.’

The 1763 Burghley Inventory records: ‘the North dressing room … two landscapes by Possen.’

Dughet, who was born in Rome, was a pupil of his brother-in-law Nicholas Poussin (1594-1665) and became widely known as Gaspard Poussin.

He specialised in landscapes of the Roman Campagna and was one of the leading landscape artists of his time.

His works were particularly popular with 18th Century English Grand Tourists.

REFERENCE: PIC447

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