The Wallace Collection

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Landscape with a Coach
  • Attributed to Govaert Flinck (1615 - 1660)
  • Landscape with a Coach
  • Netherlands
  • probably 1637
  • Painting
  • Oil on oak panel
  • Height: 46.6 cm, minimum
    Height: 47.2 cm, maximum
    Width: 66.2 cm
    Image size: 46.2 x 66.2 cm, painted area
  • Inscription: 'Rembrandt…[1637?]'
  • P229
  • East Galleries I
Further Reading
  • A richly-dressed gentleman, bottom right, surveys a panoramic landscape with a castle, peasants toiling in the fields, travellers on the road and a distant view of a port. This painting, which was in distinguished French collections in the eighteenth century and has a false Rembrandt ‘signature’ in the bottom right, was unquestioned as a work by Rembrandt until the 1980s. However, it was in that decade that several similar landscapes by Govaert Flinck, who worked in Rembrandt’s studio 1633-6, were identified. This painting seems closer to them than to the few landscapes painted by Rembrandt in the 1630s and 1640s. Flinck’s landscapes are more detailed and in his cautious hands Rembrandt’s grand sweep is lost in the laborious description of details such as branches and moss-covered walls.