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Fishing Boats off an Estuary

A work made of oil on panel.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on panel.

Date:

1633

Artist:

Jan van Goyen
Dutch, 1596-1656

About this artwork

With its low horizon line, monochrome palette, and efficient paint handling, this panel is characteristic of early river landscapes by Jan van Goyen. In a society that provided a broad market for art, Van Goyen executed both small- and large-scale paintings of waterways, with varying levels of detail, to appeal to buyers at the lower and higher ends of the market. Such views of Dutch canals, moody skies, and seafaring activities appealed to collectors in the young republic, which prided itself on its maritime prowess.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Jan van Goyen

Title

Fishing Boats off an Estuary

Origin

Netherlands

Date

1633

Medium

Oil on panel

Inscriptions

Inscribed, lower left on boat: VG 1653

Dimensions

36 × 57.8 cm (14 1/8 × 22 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection

Reference Number

1933.1078

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