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This painting shows an extensive river landscape, the only narrative element being the grazing donkey with a saddle on its back. Was the panel once larger and did it contain more figures, such as Maria, Joseph and the baby Jesus, resting on the flight into Egypt? We do not know. Whatever the case, Patinir is rightly seen as one of the pioneers of landscape painting.
|Title||Landscape with Grazing Donkey|
|Material and technique||Oil on panel|
|Location||This object is on view in room 33|
Width : 23 cm
Height : 27 cm
Painter: Joachim Patinir
|Accession number||2474 (OK)|
|Credits||Verworven met de verzameling van / Acquired with the collection of D.G. van Beuningen 1958|
|Age maker||Between 35 and 44 years old|
|Collector||Collector / D.G. van Beuningen|
|Exhibitions|| Van Eyck tot Bruegel (1994)
BABEL - Oude meesters terug uit Japan / Old Masters Back from Japan (2018)
|External exhibitions|| Collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen – Bruegel’s ‘The Tower of Babel’ and Great 16th Century Masters (2017)
|Material||Oil > Paint > Artist's material > Material > Material and technique|
|Panel > Worked wood > Wood > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique|
|Object||Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object|
|Geographical origin||Southern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe|
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All about the maker
Bouvignes, Dinant circa 1480 - Antwerpen 1524
Virtually nothing is known about the life of Joachim Patinir, or Patenier. He appears for the first time in 1515 in the books of the St Luke guild, which he joi..