(b. 1619, Amsterdam, d. 1688, Amsterdam)
Dutch Landscape Viewed from the Dunes1664
Oil on canvas, 122 x 165 cm
If Koninck's development had stopped in the middle of the seventeenth century, he would be remembered as a talented Rembrandt follower. But from about 1649-50 until around 1665 he created a series of very large panoramic views in a distinctive personal style. They are closely related to the classical phase of Dutch landscape painting and are amongst the great glories of Dutch art.