Oil on canvas, 47cm by 63cm. The painting is a pendant to PIC447.
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 was widely known as Gaspard Poussin.
He specialised in landscapes of the Roman Campagna and became one of the leading landscape artists of his day.
His works were particularly popular with English Grand Tourists in the 18th Century.