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Dutch Panorama Landscape with a Distant View of Haarlem

Philip de Koninck1654

SMK - Statens Museum for Kunst

SMK - Statens Museum for Kunst

Philips Koninck is best known for his panoramic landscapes, but he also painted everyday scenes, religious scenes, and portraits.

Like so many other Dutch 17th century artists he had to supplement his earnings with other jobs and sources of income; Koninck was also an innkeeper and owned a ferry service operating between Amsterdam, Leiden, and Rotterdam.

Inspired by Rembrandt

Philips Koninck is believed to have been a student of Rembrandt (1609-1669), although no conclusive evidence supports this theory. Whatever the case may be, Koninck was certainly inspired by Rembrandt, particularly in his juvenile works from the late 1630s.

The idealised Dutch panorama

Unlike other Dutch landscape painters Koninck focused on one particular type of landscape: idealised Dutch panoramas inspired by the countryside of Gelderland.

Koninck as a mature artist

The painting shown here is typical with its high viewpoint from a hilltop overlooking a flat landscape. It shows Koninck as a mature artist who has developed his own personal style through years of application. Here, he worked with an unusually sketch-like style and a large-scale format which in itself served to heighten the significance of the genre, from being modest cabinet pieces to something approaching the status of the great history paintings.

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  • Title: Dutch Panorama Landscape with a Distant View of Haarlem
  • Creator: Philips Koninck
  • Date Created: 1654
  • Værktekst: Philips Koninck er bedst kendt for sine panoramiske landskabsmalerier, men han malede også scener fra dagligdagen, religiøse motiver og portrætter. Som så mange andre hollandske 1600-tals-malere måtte han supplere indtægten med bijobs, i dette tilfælde som kroejer og ejer af en færgefart mellem Amsterdam, Leiden og Rotterdam. Inspiration fra Rembrandt Philips Koninck menes at være elev af Rembrandt (1609-1669), hvilket der dog ikke findes endegyldig dokumentation for. Sikkert er det dog, at Koninck er inspireret af Rembrandt, især i ungdomsværkerne fra slutningen af 1630’erne. Det idealiserede hollandske panorama I modsætningen til andre hollandske landskabsmalere koncentrerede Koninck sig om én type landskaber, det idealiserede hollandske panorama inspireret af Gelderlands natur. Den modne Koninck Det viste maleri er typisk ved sit høje udkigspunkt og flade land. Maleriet viser Koninck som den modne kunstner, der gennem års arbejde har etableret sin helt egen personlige stil. Her har han arbejdet i en usædvanlig skitseagtig stil og med et stort format, som i sig selv højner genrens betydning fra at være et beskedent kabinetstykke til at slægte de store historiemaleriers status på.
  • Teknik: Olie på lærred
  • Proveniens: Erhvervet med tilskud fra Ny Carlsbergfondet 1930
  • Provenance: Acquired 1930
  • Physical Dimensions: w203 x h150 cm (Without frame)
  • Featured Place: Haarlem
  • Dansk link: http://www.smk.dk/index.php?id=1154
  • Dansk Titel: Hollandsk panorama-landskab med Haarlem i det fjerne
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Statens Museum for Kunst, http://www.smk.dk/en/copyright/creative-commons/
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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