Peasants driving Cattle and Sheep

Wijnants lived and worked in Haarlem and almost all his landscapes show the characteristic sandy dune landscape between Haarlem and the coast. However, this painting is unlikely to depict a specific location. The figures are not by Wijnants but by one of his collaborators, possibly Adriaen van de Velde.

Key facts

Artist dates
active 1643; died 1684
Full title
Peasants driving Cattle and Sheep by a Sandhill, and Two Sportsmen with Dogs
Date made
probably 1665-70
Medium and support
Oil on oak
28.6 x 38.1 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1871
Inventory number
Location in Gallery