Pieter De Molijn was a Golden Age engraver and later painter that worked in Northern Netherlands and had a brief Rome adventure. He was born in London in 1595, after his parents fled the Netherlands because of religious reasons.
Soon after, they moved to Haarlem and it's there that he became scholared and renowned. He was part of the guild of Saint Lucas, where he had diffferent roles throughout his career. He was praised at an early stage of his life, although this was more because of his drawings and etchings. He started using the wet on wet technique in which a limited number of pigments were applied.
In this case, in our painting, a predominancy of brownish shades and a matte yellow are obvious.
Dune landscapes and his play with tonalities in rural scenes are his main signature style.
There is a calmness and stillness evoquing from this work, you have the impression that you are looking directly in a routinely day at the countryside.
Signed and dated P Molijn 1652
12 500 €