The Wallace Collection

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By the Riverside
  • Philips Wouwermans (1619 - 1668)
  • By the Riverside
  • Netherlands
  • 1650s
  • Painting
  • Oil on oak panel
  • Image size: 42.2 x 52.9 cm
  • Signature: 'PHILIPS [in monogram] W'
  • P226
  • East Galleries III
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  • By the Riverside is a transitional work, painted in the 1650s as suggested by the scale of the figures and horses, placed before an extensive Italianate landscape. Wouwermans painted out a goat and two cows to the right of the standing lady and two ducks behind the left-hand figure group. This enabled him to create a tighter composition and to focus attention upon the elegant couple at the centre of the picture.