Winter Landscape with Skaters and Fishermen

Jan van Goyen Dutch

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Known for tonal, monochromatic landscape paintings in his later years, the Haarlem artist Jan van Goyen made hundreds of chalk drawings from nature in his travels throughout Holland, the Southern Netherlands, and the area around Cleve. Although many of these scenes ultimately informed his paintings, rarely were they directly preparatory. This winter view of 1647 appears to have no painted corollary and the site has not been identified.

Winter Landscape with Skaters and Fishermen, Jan van Goyen (Dutch, Leiden 1596–1656 The Hague), Black chalk with gray wash; two framing lines, the first in brush and gray ink by Van Goyen himself, the second in pen and dark brown ink added later.

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