Dutch School of the 17th century attributed to Jan Gabrielsz Sonje (1625-1707) -Landscape of the Roman countryside.
Oil on panel parqueté of 89 cm by 73 cm
Very important old frame of 116 cm by 101 cm
Landscape with a thousand details. The colors and renderings are superb making this Roman campaign one of the best works of the artist.
Sonje Jan Gabrielsz (1625-1707)
17th century Dutch landscape born in Delft in 1625, died in Rotterdam in 1707.
He was the pupil of Adam Pynacker.
In 1646 he entered the guild of Delft. It is known in Rotterdam in 1654 and he marries Elizabeth of yoke in 1658, then Claesje Kerkennburgh in 1665 in Dordrecht. He was several years inspector of the brotherhood of Rotterdam
He is one of the artists whose work is easily recognizable and has produced many paintings. He painted mountainous and wooded landscapes in the Italian way. The trees were represented with talent and truth to such an extent that it was very easy to recognize the species by foliage and form. The characters, the animals are of a very pleasant touch. He knew how to give back to the landscapes all their depth and their beauty by using in particular a palette of rich and neat colors.