|Dates||1606 - 1686|
Dutch artists in the 1600s often traveled to Italy to complete their training. Pieter Moninckx visited longer than most--likely more than a decade--basing himself in Rome. In the 1700s, the Dutch writer Arnold Houbraken proposed that during Moninckx's time in Italy the artist had been in the service of the Pope; but little is known definitively about his activities there.
During his extended stay in Italy, Moninckx did establish himself as a specialist in drawn landscapes. Before venturing to Rome, he mainly produced