Fishermen near Muiden Castle

Muiden Castle (left background), which is seen here from the west, lies about seven and a half miles east of Amsterdam. (For another view, see 'The Castle of Muiden in Winter' of 1658 by Jan Beerstraaten, also in the National Gallery's Collection.)

At one time this painting was attributed to Esaias van de Velde. Arentsz. used the figure of the fisherman on the left, in reverse, in another landscape (formerly Amsterdam, Wetzlar collection).

Key facts

Artist dates
1585/6 - 1631
Full title
Fishermen near Muiden Castle
Date made
about 1630
Medium and support
Oil on oak
23.3 x 38.8 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
Presented by Dr J. Seymour Maynard through The Art Fund, 1920
Inventory number
Location in Gallery