Jan Frans van Bloemen, called Orizzonte (Antwerp 1662 – Rome 1749)
Oil painting on canvas, Pastoral Landscape, by Jan Frans van Bloemen, called Orizzonte (Antwerp 1662 – Rome 1749). Orizzonte was one of the most successful of the Flemish artists who went to Rome and specialised in painting landscapes, particularly for foreign tourists, in the vein made popular by Gaspard Dughet. His nickname even appears to have derived from his speciality, referring to the beautiful prospects, or 'horizons' in his pictures.
Bought with its pair (KED/P/219) by the picture dealer William Kent (not the architect) for Sir Nathaniel Curzon, 5th Bt, 1st Baron Scarsdale in Florence, from the Marchese Arnaldi in 1758, possible as an overdoor for old house; at Kedleston by 1769; and thence by descent; bought with part of the contents of Kedleston Hall with the aid of the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) in 1986 when the house and park were given to the National Trust by Francis Curzon, 3rd Viscount Scarsdale (1924-2000)
Kedleston Hall, The Scarsdale Collection (acquired with the help of the National Heritage Memorial Fund and transferred to The National Trust in 1987)
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Jan Frans van Bloemen, called Orizzonte (Antwerp 1662 – Rome 1749) , artist