(b. 1561, Antwerpen, d. 1631, Antwerpen)

Mountainous Landscape

Oil on oak panel, 33 x 50 cm
Private collection

The painting depicts an extensive mountainous landscape with two figures crossing a bridge, a castle beyond. While his contemporaries were turning towards realistic depictions of the Dutch landscape, Verhaecht persisted with his fantastic, imaginary panoramas, dominated by imposing mountains and unusual jagged rock formations, as seen in the left foreground of the present work.

Formerly this painting was attributed to Joos de Momper.