Leiden 1596-1656 The Hague
Panel, 40 x 61 cm
Monogrammed and dated: VG 1644
Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder, The Hague
Jan van Goyen was inspired by the church and tower at Warmond when he painted this scene. He drew them in situ in his sketchbook (now at Bredius Museum). Later, he worked up the sketch at his studio to create this sun-drenched river landscape featuring these picturesque buildings.