Pieter de Neyn
Haarlem 1597 - 1639 Leiden
A Landscape with Riders and Peasants by a Cottage
Typical of de Neyn's work of the 1620s the work displays all the characteristics of his master and ultimately of Jan van Goyen whose landscapes of this date were to be of a profound influence. The hallmarks of the Haarlem painters can be seen in nearly every detail of the landscape by de Neyn from the chatting figures in the foreground, to the strolling couple and the two gentlemen on horseback, finally the ubiquitous windmill and distant church spire leaves us with no allusion as to the identity of the landscape.
Private Collection, the South of France