The Courtyard of a Renaissance Palace

This painting presumably shows a scene from the Bible or classical history, but the subject has not been identified. Traditionally it was said to show Aeneas in the Palace of Dido.

The architecture, landscape and sky are certainly by Hendrick van Steenwyck the Younger but the figures are probably by another hand.

Key facts

Artist dates
active by 1604; died 1649
Full title
A Man kneels before a Woman in the Courtyard of a Renaissance Palace
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on copper
40.2 x 69.8 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed Lt-Col. J.H. Ollney, 1837
Inventory number
Location in Gallery