The picture was previously attributed to Frans or Cornelis Decker, but is in fact a characteristic work by van Vries. It can be compared with landscapes signed by van Vries in Munich (Alte Pinakothek) and Stockholm (Nationalmuseum).

Little is known about the chronology of van Vries's work but this landscape may date from the early 1660s.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1630/1 - after 1681
Full title
A View of a Village
Date made
about 1660-5
Medium and support
Oil on oak
Dimensions
64.8 x 49 cm
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by Lt-Col. J.H. Ollney, 1837
Inventory number
NG134
Location in Gallery