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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 direct paint handling, this intimate panel is characteristic of the river landscapes of Jan van Goyen’s early maturity. He used the white ground to impart a luminous tonality to his rapidly brushed paintings. In a society that provided a broad market for art, Van Goyen was an active dealer, auctioneer, and appraiser, as well as a prolific maker of art.

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European Painting and Sculpture

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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