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Italian Landscape with Inn and Ancient Ruins

In this Italian landscape with a long city wall and flocks of sheep, a woman is sitting outside an inn. She is looking amiably at us, while plucking a cockerel. The boy on her left is thrashing the dogs with his riding crop, and a bit further on, some travellers are sitting under a pergola in the shade. Jan Baptist Weenix lived in Italy for a few years, where he became familiar not only with the c…