Muleteers Beside an Italian Ruin by Jan Asselijn was created in 1650. The painting is in Rijkmuseum Amsterdam. The size of the work is 67 x 82 cm and is produced as an oil on canvas.
Asselijn had spent time in Rome, where he recorded his impressions in drawings. Once back in Amsterdam, he painted this view of a huge aqueduct. This monument to the faded glory of ancient Rome now shelters simple country folk and their herds.
About the Artist: Dutch Golden Age painter Jan Asselijn was born at Dieppe. He received instruction from Esaias van de Velde (1587–1630), and distinguished himself particularly in landscape and animal painting. He traveled in France and Italy, and modeled his style after Bamboccio (Pieter van Laer). Their marriages brought both Asselijn and Helt-Stockade back to the Netherlands after their travels… Read more