A Pastoral Landscape with Shepherds and Their Flocks
- George Lambert, English, 1700-1765
A Pastoral Landscape with Shepherds and Their Flocks, 1744
Oil paint on canvas
Signed and dated at lower right, G. Lambert . 1744
Gift of the Berger Collection Educational Trust, 2019.11
One of the first native-born artists to specialize in landscape, George Lambert was also among the first to paint so-called classical or ideal landscapes, a style developed in Rome by the seventeenth-century painters Claude Lorrain and Gaspard Dughet. Depicting landscapes that were largely imaginary though often inspired by actual locales in the Italian countryside, these pictures celebrated an idealized vision of rural or pastoral life, especially as it was thought to have been enjoyed in ancient Greece and Rome.
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