FINE ART INVESTMENTS SINCE 1978
Title: "Roman Campagna"
Medium: Original Engraving
Sheet Size: 9.5" X 9"
Gaspard Dughet was born in Rome, the son of a French pastry-cook and his Italian wife. He has always
generally been considered as a French painter, although in fact he never visited France. In around 1635 he
became a pupil of Nicolas Poussin, who had married his sister Anne five years earlier. Because of this
connection he was widely known as "Gaspard Poussin"
He specialised in painting landscapes of the Roman Campagna becoming, along with his exact contemporary
Salvator Rosa, one of the two leading landscape painters of his time. He painted several cycles of frescoes,
including one, showing various sites around Rome, at the Colonna Palace. He worked with Pier Francesco
Mola, Cozza, and Mattia Preti at the Palazzo Pamphilj in Valmontone. He often collaborated with Guillaume
Courtois who painted the staffage in his landscapes. This was the case, for instance, in the works for the
Palazzo Pamphilj. There is another fresco cycle by Dughet, though in a bad state of preservation, in San
Martino ai Monti.
Gaspard Dughet died in Rome on 27 May 1675.
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