VADDER, Lodewijk de
(b. 1605, Brussel, d. 1655, Brussel)

Wooded Landscape

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Oil on panel, 48 x 65 cm
Private collection

Lodewijk de Vadder became a master in Brussels in 1628 and depicted the Forêt de Soignes in spontaneous atmospheric vistas of sunken roads running between sand-dunes overgrown with heavy trees.The immediate character of his depiction of nature is suggested by his loose brush strokes.

The present painting depicts a wooded landscape with figures on a path, and a village beyond.