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.

Pieter Post

Pieter Post – The Frits Lugt Collection 6331. View of the Bleaching Fields at Haarlem (1631)


Materials: oil on panel. Dimensions: 43.7 x 61.5 cm. Acquisition date: 1950. Nr.: 6331. Source: I have changed the contrast of the original photo.

Pieter Post – Mauritshuis 970. Title: Duinlandschap met een hooischelf/Dune landscape with haystack (1633)

Materials: oil on panel. Dimensions: 53.3 x 79.5 cm. Source:

This painting shows a farmyard at the edge of the dunes: a haystack, a barn, some cattle and farmers – there is not much more to it. Even though simplicity is typical of early Dutch landscapes of the 17th century, this picture is exceptionally plain. The lack of both a foreground and a distant prospect means that the picture has little depth. It makes a remarkably unaffected impression, which actually strikes one as rather modern.
The haystack is also strange: not the motif in itself, because it occurs frequently in Dutch landscapes, but its prominent position. Its roof has been lowered, leaving just enough room below it to park a couple of carts. The poles of this ingenious construction stick out above everything.

Meanwhile, the creatures that populate this rather desolate landscape simply go about their daily activities. A shepherd tends his flock; a man and woman shift some hay. The cows – very small and rendered with fine brushstrokes – walk towards the barn (

Pieter Post – Frans Hals Museum. OS 95-86. The departure of Abraham and Lot (c. 1630)

Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 63 x 62.5 cm. Nr.: OS 95-86 Sursa: