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Peasants Fleeing a Burning Barn, ca. 1655

  • Egbert Lievensz van der Poel, Dutch, 1621-1664

Oil on oak panel

  • Unframed: 14 1/2 × 19 1/4 inches (36.8 × 48.9 cm)
  • 23 5/8 × 28 1/4 × 2 3/4 inches (60 × 71.8 × 7 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, gift of James E. Scripps by exchange

1993.36

On View

  • Dutch Golden Age S380

Department

European Painting

  • Peasants
  • Oak
  • Oil
  • Panel (wood)
  • Figures (representations)
  • Barn
  • Painting (visual work)
  • Panel painting (painting by form)
  • Fire
  • Animals

Signed, lower left: Eg van der Poel

1809-1825, Mr. Edward Pretty at the Rugby School (Rugby, England); Charles Buswell (Northhampton, England); private collection (Jubblepore, India); private collection (Netherlands); private collection, probably Jack Kilgore (New York, New York, USA); sold by (Jack Kilgore, Gutekunst and Co., New York, New York, USA); 1993-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Hofrichter, F. Fox. Leonard Bramer, 1596-1674, Painter of the Night. Exh. cat., Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University. Milwaukee, 1992, pp. 134-135, cat. 67. Masters of Dutch Painting: The Detroit Institute of Arts. London, 2004, pp. 162-163. Time and Transformation in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Art. Exh. cat., Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, et al. Poughkeepsie, 2005, pp. 199-201, cat. 45 (ill.).

Egbert Lievensz van der Poel, Peasants Fleeing a Burning Barn, ca. 1655, oil on oak panel. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, gift of James E. Scripps by exchange, 1993.36.