A Farm among Trees

The farm is beside a river; two figures sit outside it on the far bank. Although he specialised in town views, van der Heyden painted a few delicate landcapes, of which this is an outstanding example.

This is the only landscape painting by Jan van der Heyden in the Gallery. He lived and worked in Amsterdam, but visited other parts of Holland, Flanders and the Rhineland.

Key facts

Artist dates
1637 - 1712
Full title
A Farm among Trees
Date made
about 1670
Medium and support
Oil on oak
22.1 x 28.8 cm
Acquisition credit
Wynn Ellis Bequest, 1876
Inventory number
Location in Gallery