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
Artist dates
active 1643; died 1684
Full title
A Track by a Dune, with Peasants and a Horseman
Date made
1665
Medium and support
Oil on oak
Dimensions
29.7 x 36.8 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Salting Bequest, 1910
Inventory number
NG2533
Location in Gallery