Philips Koninck

A Hayrick with Cottages

c. 1660-1669
Philips Koninck is best known for his idealized Dutch panoramas. As seen here, his landscapes are typically flat and follow a set scheme that consists of a diagonal in the foreground that clashes with the horizontal orientation of the overall composition. The resulting sectioning of the sheet in two equal parts with the sky above and the ground below is also characteristic of his approach to landscapes. The large hut in this drawing creates contrast, while the shrubs emphasize the horizontal axis rather than interfering with the horizon.
Title
A Hayrick with Cottages
Date
c. 1660-1669
Medium
Drawing
Materials
pen and brown and grey ink with brown wash on laid paper, mounted on wove paper
Dimensions
14 x 19.1 cm
Nationality
Dutch
Credit line
Purchased 1951
Accession number
5822