The Pelkus Gate near Utrecht

Jan van Goyen Dutch

Not on view

About a dozen paintings by Van Goyen feature some form of the once familiar Pelkus gate (erected 1371), a freestanding tower on the tow-path of the river Vecht. The setting is always invented and the monument treated as a picturesque haven for birds.

The Pelkus Gate near Utrecht, Jan van Goyen (Dutch, Leiden 1596–1656 The Hague), Oil on wood

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