Cornelis Vroom River Landscape, seen through the Trees
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.
Cornelis Vroom (Haarlem or Danzig c. 1590/1592 - 1661 Haarlem)
River Landscape, seen through the Trees
On view in
Material and technical details
67 x 50 cm
rechtsonder, op een boom: CVROOM CVR ineen
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