Saturday, May 23, 2015

A few depictions of Northern European gardens & agriculture by Pieter van der Borcht (Flemish-born Dutch artist, 1540-1608)

Susanna in bad, Pieter van der Borcht (Flemish artist, 1540-1608) 

A few of Pieter van der Borcht's images include formal gardens & agricultural countryside fields.  Probably these are composites of gardens he had seen in his birthplace of Mechelen & Antwerp, where his family fled from the Spanish troops. He never left Antwerp creating works featuring traditional genre, history, & Biblical subjects.

1 comment:

  1. Do we know which garden this was? The reason I ask is because the Spanish still ruled Netherlands and Flanders in the 16th century, and didn't become passionate about flowers etc until (let us say) 1620s.