A Landscape with a Farm on the Bank of a River

Two horsemen have stopped to talk in front of some farm buildings. A boat navigates the river at the left.

Jan Wouwerman lived and worked in Haarlem, painting landscapes based on the dune scenery near Haarlem. As one can see in this painting, he was influenced by Jan Wijnants and by his brother, the well-known landscape painter Philips Wouwerman, whose works are also represented in the National Gallery's Collection.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1629 - 1666
Full title
A Landscape with a Farm on the Bank of a River
Date made
1650-66
Medium and support
Oil on oak
Dimensions
40 x 55.7 cm
Inscription summary
Signed
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1891
Inventory number
NG1345
Location in Gallery