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  • Landscape with a Waterfall

    Artist:
    Roos, Philipp Peter (Rosa da Tivoli), between 1655 and 1657-1705
    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    96,5x81,5 cm

Roos, Philipp Peter (Rosa da Tivoli), between 1655 and 1657-1705

Landscape with a Waterfall

Germany, Second half of the 17th - early 18th century

Roos was extremely popular with his contemporaries and created his canvases with incredible speed (for which he was known as Mercury, after the swift-footed messenger of the gods). This painting forms a pair with Landscape with a Grotto, also in the Hermitage. The German artist spent nearly all his life in Tivoli (hence his Italian nickname Rosa da Tivoli). He was famous for its waterfalls, and he turned real landscape motifs into unusual visions full of dynamic movement. The hanging rocks and foaming streams of water, captured with a sense of high emotion, take on a grandiose scale in his paintings. The temperamental painting style and the animated free brushwork, give him much in common with Italian landscapists.

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Landscape with a Waterfall

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oil

Dimensions:

96,5x81,5 cm

Acquisition date:

Formerly in the collection of Catherine the Great

Inventory Number:

ГЭ-1336

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