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Dutch Italianates


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A term, first coined in the early 20th century, used to describe Dutch artists who worked in Rome in the 17th and early 18th centuries, and to distinguish them from home-based artists such as Jan van Goyen and Jacob van Ruisdael. Artists who travelled to Italy, such as Jan Both and Herman van Swanewelt, imbued their landscapes with a golden, Italianate light which was also taken up by artists such as Aelbert Cuyp who never actually visited Italy.

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