Jan Wijnants

Landscape with Two Hunters

1684
Oil on canvas, 37 x 34 cm.
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Jan Wijnants, Landscape with Hunters

WINJANTS, Jan
c. 1630, Haarlem - 1684, Amsterdam

Jan Wijnants (Winants), Dutch landscape painter, active first in Haarlem, then from 1660 in Amsterdam, where he also kept an inn, but was still always in debt. He specialized in landscapes with dunes and sandy roads, inspired by the countryside around Haarlem - unpretentious, naturalistic views that were favorites with collectors in the seventeenth and 18th centuries.

Wijnants was prolific and his work is in many public collections. Adriaen van de Velde was his pupil and Gainsborough was among the artists he influenced.