Italian landscape with Umbrella Pines by Hendrik Voogd, 1807
When I first saw this painting it immediately evoked a flash back from the time that I lived in Rome. Even though this landscape could be anywhere in Italy, I somehow sensed it had to be in Rome. I recalled late summer days spent at the park of Villa Doria Pamphili with it’s beautiful valley of umbrella pines. In fact, I would not be surprised if this was actually Villa Doria Pamphili. On the right you can see parts of a villa in the distance. In any case it is painted in Rome for sure. Signature and date are written on the bottom right: H. Voogd fecit Roma 1807. Oh, Nostalgia!