A Landscape with a River by a Wood

This composition is indebted to paintings by Adam Elsheimer such as 'The Small Tobias' (Frankfurt, Historisches Museum) and 'The Flight into Egypt' (Munich, Alte Pinakothek), which were available to Vroom in the form of prints by Hendrick Goudt.

Vroom's realistic landscape style is strikingly original and despite its small size, this landscape is a complex and innovatory composition which anticipates the early work of Jacob van Ruisdael.

Key facts

Artist dates
1591/2 - 1661
Full title
A Landscape with a River by a Wood
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on oak
31.2 x 44.2 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Presented by Sir Robert Witt, through the Art Fund, 1919
Inventory number
Location in Gallery