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