Johannes de Bosch

Landscape with the Rest on the Flight into Egypt

Johannes de Bosch was a Dutch painter, draughtsman and engraver. As the son of an apothecary, who was also an avid collector, he came in touch with art at an early age. He specialized in drawings and paintings of arcadian landscapes, sometimes inspired by the work of other artists such as Jan van Huysum (Amsterdam 1682 – 1749).

He also designed title pages for several books; his designs were later engraved by others. Furthermore, de Bosch is known for his topographical drawings, such as the ones he made of Amsterdam and Zeist. His work is present in several important museum collections such as the Teylers Museum (Haarlem) and the Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam).

The present drawing, a Landscape with the Rest on the Flight to Egypt was copied after a drawing by Jan van Huysum, currently in the Teylers Museum (Haarlem).

Artist: Johannes de Bosch (Amsterdam 1713 - 1785)
Medium: ink and watercolor on paper
Dimensions: 285 x 390 mm
Extra: signed 'Joan. de Bosch 1749 na Jan van Huysum 1728.', bottom center