Jan van der Bent

(1650 – Amsterdam – 1690)

Southern landscape with resting shepherdesses before ruins

oil on canvas, 87 x 75 cm

Price: 16.500 €

Belgium, Private Collection until 2016
So far, little is known about life and work of Jan van der Bent. He may have been a pupil of Philips Wouwerman as his oeuvre shows strong parallels to this artist.
The present painting is based on a work by Wouwerman, today in the Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg. There are several versions of this painting but the execution and the condition of this work is remarkable.