Adriaen van de Velde

The Farm

Oil on canvas over panel, 63 x 78 cm.
Staatliche Museen, Berlin
Adriaen van de Velde, The Farm

Adriaen van de VELDE
Amsterdam.1636–Amsterdam 1672

Brother of Willem the Younger (1633–1707), van de Velde was a prolific artist in spite of his short life. His father and Jan Wijnants were his teachers. He painted various types of landscapes (most notably some fresh and atmospheric beach scenes) and also religious and mythological works, portraits, and animal pictures. He also did exceptionally fine etchings of landscapes with cattle and often painted the figures into the landscapes of other artists, notably Hobbema and Ruisdael.