Herd in Ruins

Johann Anton Eismann

Johann Anton Eismann - Herd in Ruins
The canvas entitled Herd in the Ruins initially from Thun collection in Děčín follows the works of Salvatore Rosa, including the vista of a stone arch in the ruins. The slightly undulating landscape reveals resting groups of cattle with shepherds. The ruins of the architecture in Eismann’s canvas may refer to the Colosseum in Rome. Eismann might have adopted the stylized form of the ruins from, for example, the work of Nicolas Berchem or Abraham Jansz. Begeyn spread by prints.
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measurements: height 98 cm
width 176 cm
material: canvas
technique: oil
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inventory number: O 9552
gallery collection: Collection of Old Masters