This is de Wet's only known landscape without biblical figures. The right half of the composition was repeated - with variations - in the right background of de Wet's 'Abraham giving the Shewbread to Melchizedek' (Dublin, National Gallery).

This picture is similar to as signed and dated painting of 'Eliezer and Rebecca' of 1646 (St. Petersburg, Hermitage) and was probably painted at about the same time.

Key facts

Artist dates
active 1632; died after 1675
Full title
A Landscape with a River at the Foot of a Hill
Date made
probably about 1646
Medium and support
Oil on oak
53 x 72.5 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1891
Inventory number
Location in Gallery