Moeyaert, Claes, “Shepherds near a classical ruin”

Moeyaert, Claes, “Shepherds near a classical ruin”

Durgerdam 1590/91 – Amsterdam 1655

Shepherds near a classical ruin

Panel
40 x 60 cm
Inv.nr. 71-1946, Cat.nr.102

Used to be called “the prodigal son as a swineherd”, but there are no swine in the picture. So “landscape with shepherds” seems a better designation. Bredius thought the ruins were a Vesta temple. It is possibly one of Moeyaert’s earliest works.