Landscape with a Coach by Rembrandt

Perhaps even more dramatically intense than Landscape with a Stone Bridge, Landscape with a Coach has a brooding grandeur and mystery which reveals Rembrandt's view of nature as that of the Protestant respect and awe in face of the work of God.

A richly dressed seigneur, seen bottom right, surveys a panoramic landscape with a castle, peasants toiling in the fields, travellers on the road and a distant view of a portRarely do Rembrandt's landscapes show a peaceful open pastoral scene. They are suffused with a glow of almost unearthly light which hides as much as it reveals. Compared with the assertive strength of a Rubens landscape, in which the painter seems to command the scene, Rembrandt's landscapes seem full of humility and love.