Cornelis Vroom

River Landscape, seen through the Trees

1156 achterzijde
1156 ingelijst
1156 voorzijde
1156 voorzijde

Cornelis Vroom
River Landscape, seen through the Trees

1638 On view in Room 16

We are looking from a slope out over a panoramic river landscape. A little further down, some hunters are walking, and their dog is sniffing around in the foreground. Vroom created incredible depth in the landscape, by using mainly pale shades of green and blue. The dark silhouettes of the trees in the foreground reinforce this suggestion.

Vroom, who worked in Haarlem, got many commissions from the court of the stadholder. He is regarded as the forerunner of Jacob van Ruisdael.

Technical details
1156 voorzijde

Cornelis Vroom
River Landscape, seen through the Trees

1638 On view in Room 16

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Details

General information
Cornelis Vroom (Haarlem or Danzig c. 1590/1592 - 1661 Haarlem)
River Landscape, seen through the Trees
1638
painting
1156
Room 16
Material and technical details
oil
panel
67 x 50 cm
Inscriptions
rechtsonder, op een boom: CVROOM
CVR ineen

Provenance

S. Nijstad Collection, The Hague, 1969 (exhibited in this year at an art and antiques market in Delft); H.J. (Hans) de Koster (1914-1992), Wassenaar, before 1971; bequeathed to his widow, Mrs G. (Goverdina) de Koster-Burgersdijk, Wassenaar, 1992;on long-term loan to the Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem (inv. no. OS 85-756), 1985-2007; on long-term loan to the Mauritshuis, since February 2007; promised gift of Mrs G. de Koster-Burgersdijk, 2008