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Sir Peter Paul Rubens (Siegen 1577 - Antwerp 1640)

Milkmaids with cattle in a landscape, 'The Farm at Laken' c.1617-18

Oil on panel | 85.9 x 125.9 cm (support, canvas/panel/str external) | RCIN 405333

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This beautiful landscape acquired its title because the church in the background resembles the one at Laken near Brussels. It is more of an ideal composed group than a working farm, conveying the bounty of Nature. The central woman with a basket of produce on her head looks like an allegory of Plenty; the doves are symbols of Peace.

Acquired by George IV in 1821