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Philips Wouwerman (Haarlem 1619-Haarlem 1668)

The Hayfield c.1660-68

Oil on canvas | 66.9 x 79.1 cm (support, canvas/panel/stretcher external) | RCIN 405334

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This is a landscape full of that picturesque incident that Ruisdael avoids in Evening Landscape. A field is peopled with harvesters, hawkers, swimmers, beggars and frolicking. We encounter the scene as if visitors passing through, like the two huntsmen walking towards us.

Acquired by George IV in 1811, when Prince Regent