This castle has not yet been identified, but the view is almost certainly not imaginary.

This work is thought slightly to predate a painting by Teniers in the Prado, Madrid (no. 1794), which is signed and dated 1654.

Key facts

Artist dates
1610 - 1690
Full title
A Cottage by a River with a Distant View of a Castle
Date made
about 1650
Medium and support
Oil on oak
48.9 x 66.7 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1871
Inventory number
Location in Gallery