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Frans Wouters (Lierre 1612-Antwerp 1659)

Landscape with a Rainbow c.1634

RCIN 404735

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Wouters was a successful artist who worked both for the Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II and for Charles I of England. This is an atmospheric, poetic landscape. Twilight approaches, and a rainbow decorates the sky following a storm. This scene represents man’s dependence on nature, with a farmer ploughing despite impending nightfall.