Wijnants lived and worked in Haarlem, and his landscapes are based on the area around the town. Many buildings had been destroyed by the Spanish at the time of the siege of Haarlem and survived as picturesque ruins. The figures and animals are probably by Wijnant's collaborator, Adriaen van de Velde.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
active 1643; died 1684
Full title
A Landscape with a Woman driving Sheep through a Ruined Archway
Date made
1667
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
35.8 x 43.5 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Salting Bequest, 1910
Inventory number
NG2532
Location in Gallery