Oil on canvas, attributed to van Bloemen
This work, which you can view in our gallery, has a certificate of authenticity from Professor Emilio Negro obtained via S. Stefano, Bologna (Italy), a specialist in 17th century Italian paintings. This piece is very similar to "La veduta dell'ansa del tevere dai colli della farnesina", which dates back to 1735 in Rome and is part of the Montedison collection.
Jan Frans van Bloemen (Antwerp, 1662 - Rome, 1749)
A member of a prominent family from the Antwerp region, van Bloemen moved to Rome with his two brothers, who were also painters. The best-known of the three, Jan owed his reputation and his success with Rome's aristocracy to his sumptuous landscapes of the Italian countryside.
His paintings were inspired by great masters such as Claude le Lorrain and Gaspard Dughet.
Van Bloemen's technique earned him the nickname "L'orizonte" ('The Horizon'). He produced idyllic paintings of Roman landscapes which blended mountains, forests, streams and soothing skies.
He was commissioned for many paintings by members of the Italian aristocracy, such as Duke Rospigliosi and Prince Ruspoli ("View of Vignanello") and his works decorated places such as the Pitti Palace in Florence.
Museums in Florence and Rome. In France, L'orozinte's works are on display in museums in Dijon, Fontainebleau and Paris (The Louvre).
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Bartolomeo Schedoni, Pittore e scultore 1578-1615: Negro Emilio, Roio Nicosetta Edité par Poligrafico Artioli, 2002
ARTE EMILIANA DALLE RACCOLTE STORICHE AL NUOVO COLLEZIONISMO.:Graziano Manni, Emilio Negro, Massimo Pirondini, a cura di Edité par Artioli editore, Modena, 1989
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