Even during his own lifetime, Patinier’s fame extended well beyond the borders of his own country. In the diary he wrote of his journey to the Netherlands (1521), Albrecht Dürer used a term hitherto undocumented in the German language to describe him: a “good landscape artist”. The signed picture is one of Patinier’s major works. The intention and concept of the “world landscape” upon which this picture is based is not the exact reproduction of a topographical reality, rather a cosmos made up of individual parts united in a harmonious whole.
59,7 cm × 76,3 cm
Framed: 74,2 cm × 91,3 cm × 7,7 cm
Inscribed on the rock in the foreground: OPVS.IOACHIM.D.PATINIER
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie
Coll. Leopold Wilhelm
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