A pupil of Rembrandt, he learned from his teacher’s landscape etchings and went on to produce a formula for large-scale, panoramic landscapes of Holland: high viewpoint; low horizon; clouds scudding clouds; human figures; alternating bands of light and dark areas. A good, but not a great painter.
Philips Koninck’s major works are Wide River Landscape, 1648 (New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art); An Extensive Landscape, 1666 (Edinburgh: National Gallery of Scotland).
- Robert Cumming. Art: complete encyclopedia. – 512 p. – Moscow: Astrel, 2005.