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Several deer are visible, resting in the shadow of the trees or standing, highlighted by the sun. The microscopic detail van der Heyden mastered through his study of townscapes is clearly visible in this small scene of nature. The trees have visibly separate leaves and even clouds have clear cut outlines.
oil on panel
H 22 x W 28.7 cm
bequeathed as part of the Torrie Collection, 1836