About this artwork

Koninck often adopted a high viewpoint for his panoramas of the Dutch countryside, as he did here. His observations from nature, which inspired the detail in his paintings, gave credibility to such largely imaginary scenes, and recall the character of his native Gelderland. The undulating slopes with shadows of the clouds above, clumps of trees and stretches of water lead the eye across the land to the distant horizon. Koninck’s paintings were highly regarded by contemporaries and commanded high prices.

  • title:
    Extensive Landscape
  • accession number:
    NG 2434
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  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • date created:
    1666
  • measurements:
    91.00 x 111.80 cm (framed: 111.50 x 132.30 x 4.90 cm)
  • credit line:
    Purchased by Private Treaty 1986
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

Philips Koninck

Philips Koninck