A Landscape with a Dead Tree

Wijnants was from Haarlem and throughout his life the subject of almost all his pictures is the characteristic dune scenery near the city. However, in this picture a specific location cannot be identified.

Shortly after he painted this picture he moved to Amsterdam where he worked until his death. He often collaborated with other artists, and in this case the figures and animals are apparently by Jan Lingelbach (1622 - 1674), an Amsterdam artist.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
active 1643; died 1684
Full title
A Landscape with a Dead Tree, and a Peasant driving Oxen and Sheep along a Road
Date made
1659
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
80 x 99.4 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1871
Inventory number
NG883
Location in Gallery