An Extensive Landscape

This landscape was once described as a view of Gelderland, but is probably an imaginary view. The figures and animals are probably by Adriaen van de Velde, in which case the picture must have been painted before 1672, when he died.

There are two other versions of this composition by van de Velde (Moscow, Pushkin Museum and Cape Town, Michaelis collection).

Key facts

Artist dates
1619 - 1688
Full title
An Extensive Landscape with Houses in a Wood and a Distant Town
Date made
about 1670
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
101.5 x 146.5 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought with contributions from the Benson family and the Art Fund, 1927
Inventory number
Location in Gallery