KONINCK, Philips
(b. 1619, Amsterdam, d. 1688, Amsterdam)

Panorama with Farmhouses along a Road

1655
Oil on canvas, 133 x 168 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Many of Koninck's landscapes consist of two horizontal strips, the lower one containing a panoramic view of a flat stretch of countryside, the one at the top a cloud-filled sky majestically spanning the earth as far as the horizon. That is the case with the Panorama with Farmhouses along a Road, one of the artist's most beautiful works.




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