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.