Joost Cornelisz DROOCHSLOOT
Utrecht, 1585 - 1666
Stopover for riders in a village
Oil on panel, 75,5 x 103,5 cm
Joost Cornelisz Droochsloot or Droogsloot was a Dutch Golden age painter of village scenes, landscapes, genere pictures, moral allegories and biblical stories. He was born in Haarlem, and he was a pupil of Esaias van de Velde.
Drochsloot’s paintings are characterized by their realism and their attention to detail. He was particularly skilled at depicting the clothing and accessories of his subjects, and he often included detailed background scenes in his paintings.
The Stopover for Riders in a Village was painted by Joost Cornelisz Droochsloot in 1628. It is a genre painting that depicts a group of riders stopping for a rest in a village. The riders are dressed in fine clothes, and they are accompanied by their servants. The village is depicted in great detail, and the painting provides a realistic glimpse of Dutch life in the 17th century.
The painting is divided into two main parts. The foreground is dominated by the group of riders, who are shown dismounting from their horses and preparing to rest. The background is a detailed depiction of the village, which includes a church, a windmill, and a number of houses. Droochsloot captures the details of everyday life with great accuracy, and he creates a sense of realism that is both charming and evocative.
Maxime Renaudin collection (president of the Eastern railway company) at the beginning of the 19th century
Then by descent to his grandchildren
Private collection from the East of France
Important collection, Zurich