(Haarlem 1817 – 1861)
Resting figures in the heathland near Oosterbeek (c. 1855)
Signed lower right
Oil on panel, 29 x 37.2 cm
Private collection, the Netherlands
Cornelis Lieste is best known for his panoramic views of sun-drenched heathlands. The artist was often compared by his contemporaries to Claude Lorrain (1602-1682), who also illuminated his landscapes with a poetic sunlight. Lieste particularly favoured the tranquil atmosphere and the vastness of the Gelderland heath, near Oosterbeek.