Oil/wood, 25 x 31 cm, min. rest. - In carved frames of the 18th cent. - Dr. Pieter Biesboer, Haarlem, has kindly confirmed the authenticity of the landscape without river. The landscape with river is according to Dr. Biesboar a companion piece by another artist. - Leading exponent of Dutch landscape painting, initially trained by his father, the still lilfe painter Pieter Claesz., a prolonged residence in Italy gave distinction to his motifs and his style, his depictions of shepherds in southern landscapes rank among the best of Dutch painting of the Golden Age. - In the collection of leading museums all over the world. - Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Bénézit, Biesboer, Bernt a. others.