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

Mountain Valley with Inn and Castle (detail)

Oil on oak
Staatliche Museen, Kassel

The omnipresence of staffage figures in the landscape paintings of the late 16th and the 17th centuries makes it clear that landscape was understood as the space in which people live their lives.

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