About this artwork

This panoramic landscape depicts the town of Wageningen on the river Rhine. It is one of only about a dozen paintings by Segers, who was also a highly innovative printmaker. A strip of wood was added to the top of this panel, extending the sky considerably. It was long believed that the Amsterdam art dealer Johannes de Renialme made this addition in about 1640 in order to suit contemporary fashion and to make the painting more saleable. However, in the light of recent research, it seems more likely that Segers himself extended the picture.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
  • title:
    View of Wageningen from the Northeast
  • date created:
    About 1628-30
  • materials:
    Oil on panel
  • measurements:
    27.00 x 36.00 cm (framed: 40.20 x 48.40 x 6.10 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Accepted by HM Government in lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to The National Galleries of Scotland 2005
  • accession number:
    NG 2800
  • gallery:
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
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Hercules Segers

Hercules Segers