An Extensive Landscape with Ruins

This is a smaller version of 'Landscape with Ruined Castle and Church', which is also in the National Gallery's Collection. It is an independent painting rather than a preparatory sketch for the larger picture. Three versions of the same view, or part of it, are known. It was probably painted in the second half of the 1660s or the early 1670s.

Attempts at identifying the church in the distance have so far been unconvincing.

Key facts

Artist dates
1628/9? - 1682
Full title
An Extensive Landscape with Ruins
Date made
probably 1665-75
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
34 x 40 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
Salting Bequest, 1910
Inventory number
Location in Gallery