This landscape is characteristic of the sandy dunes which lie between the artist's native town of Haarlem and the coast, but it is unlikely to represent a specific location. Throughout his career dune landscapes remained Wijnants's principal subject. The figures are probably by Wijnants' frequent collaborator, the Amsterdam painter Jan Lingelbach.

Key facts

Artist dates
active 1643; died 1684
Full title
A Track by a Dune, with Peasants and a Horseman
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on oak
29.7 x 36.8 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Salting Bequest, 1910
Inventory number
Location in Gallery