VENNE, Adriaen Pietersz. van de
(b. 1589, Delft, d. 1662, The Hague)
Winter Landscape with Elegant Figuresbefore 1614
Oil on panel, diameter 22 cm
This panel is one of Van de Venne's earliest works, it likely precedes his first dated paintings, completed in 1614-15. The larger, elegantly dressed figures in the foreground were possibly painted by another contemporary hand.