Landscape in Brazil
On loan from the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, © Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

Frans Post was born and trained in Haarlem. In 1636 he travelled to Brazil in the suite of Prince Jan Maurits of Nassau, who was the Governor of the country, which was then a Dutch colony. Post returned to Haarlem in 1644, where he established himself as a very successful specialist painting Brazilian landscapes. He also drew designs for prints based on his Brazilian sketches. Some of these Brazilian views are of recognisable places while others, like this one, seem to be generalised views.

Key facts

Artist dates
about 1612 - 1680
Full title
Landscape in Brazil
Date made
about 1665-9
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
66 x 88 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
On loan from the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Inventory number
Location in Gallery