One horse and cart seems to have just crossed a stream; another is following behind.

Van der Neer, the father of the painter Eglon van der Neer, whose painting 'Judith' is also in the National Gallery's Collection, moved from Gornichem to Amsterdam around 1632. He specialised in landscapes, which normally recede deeply into the picture, in the twilight of dawn or dusk, or illuminated by the moonlight or fire.

Key facts

Artist dates
1603/4 - 1677
Full title
An Evening Landscape with a Horse and Cart by a Stream
Date made
about 1645-55
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
52.3 x 63.5 cm
Acquisition credit
Salting Bequest, 1910
Inventory number
Location in Gallery