Theodore van Heil

1635 - after 1691

A Winter Landscape with a Village


Gouache on Vellum laid down on Panel




11.2(h) x 15.6(w) cms

Framed Dimensions:

33(h) x 42(w) cms


signed: 'T.V.Heil.' lower left

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Theodor began his career as a pupil of his father Daniel van Heil (1604-1662), the well known landscape painter. Theodor was to specialise in landscape painting, often showing a special interest in topographical views. Most of these views represent the city of Brussels and its environs. In 1668 he was elected a member of the Guild of St. Luke in Antwerp. A number of Theodore's works are executed in gouache on vellum, this proved to be a very successful medium, especially in his smaller, delicately drawn country landscapes.


While these two pictures depict different seasons and quite different landscapes their distinctive and identical signatures, as well as their identical sizes, suggest that they were always intended to be a pair.

A picture with a similar composition to the River Landscape is in the Burghley House Collection in Lincolnshire (Ref. MIN0033)


Anon. sale, Christie's, London, 9 April 1990, lot 122.

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