(b. ca. 1567, Mechelen, d. after 1624, Prague)

Mountain Valley with Inn and Castle

Oil on oak, 46 x 67 cm
Staatliche Museen, Kassel

Stevens was a painter who specialised in landscapes. In the centre of this composition, standing by a road junction, is an inn. In front of it sits a resting traveller, while on the road beside it another has set out again on his journey. Approaching the junction, where a horse-drawn cart has stopped, is a man with a peg-leg. On the right in the background, the ruins of an old castle can be seen.

© Web Gallery of Art, created by Emil Krén and Daniel Marx.