Mostly landscape and cityscape paintings. For a tag cloud of the painters see bottom of the page. Because the tag cloud allows only 45 names, all the painters are are included in the category list at bottom of the page.

Jan van der Heyden – National Gallery (London) NG993. A Farm among Trees (c. 1670)


Materials: oil on oak. Dimensions: 22.1 x 28.8 cm. Acquisition: Wynn Ellis Bequest, 1876. Nr.: NG993. Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/paintings/a-farm-among-trees-113968. P.S. I have modified the light and the contrast of the original photo.

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 (http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/jan-van-der-heyden-a-farm-among-trees).

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