A Shepherd and Shepherdess in a Landscape, by Pieter Mulier called Cavaliere Tempesta (1637-1701).

Oil on canvas, 48cm by 75cm.

The 1793 Burghley Inventory lists: ‘Passage … In a closet … Landscape by Tempesta.’

The painting, which has ‘Tempesta’ written on the stretcher, is a pendant to PIC496.

Tempesta was born in Haarlem and trained as an artist in his father’s studio.

He later travelled to Italy, where he remained for the rest of his life. Working in Rome, Genoa and Northern Italy, he became well known for his Italianate landscapes.

He also painted hunting scenes in the manner of Frans Snyders (1579-1657).


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