Joachim Patenier, St Jerome in the Desert, 1520, web Gallery of Art, Louvre Paris.
Pieter Bruegal was one of the first genre and landscape painters. Although in no way a Mannerist painter himself, Brughel was followed by Mannerist painters such as Gillis van Coninxloo in developing the landscape as a subject.
Landscape with Leto and Peasants of Lykia Web Gallery of Art, The Hermitage, St. Petersburg
The close up forest landscapes of Gillis van Coninxloo bare influence from the Albrecht Altdorfer and the earlier Danube School. Influences which are likewise evident in the works of his pupil Roelandt Savery and others.
In Italy where many of the landscapists based themselves, landscape painting became understood as a Netherlandish speciality. Two of these figures were Paul and Mattheus Brill.