Friday, September 18, 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.