Jan van Goyen

River View with Church and Farmhouse

Jan van Goyen  Riviergezicht met kerk en boerderij
Jan van Goyen  Riviergezicht met kerk en boerderij
Jan van Goyen  Riviergezicht met kerk en boerderij
Jan van Goyen  Riviergezicht met kerk en boerderij
Jan van Goyen  Riviergezicht met kerk en boerderij
Jan van Goyen  Riviergezicht met kerk en boerderij

Jan van Goyen
River View with Church and Farmhouse

1653 On view in Room 12

Van Goyen was one of the first artists to paint the Dutch landscape. He was also very productive. He could work very fast, as he used little colour and kept his compositions simple: a dark foreground, a bank running diagonally into the distance and a hazy horizon. This was also the layout he chose for the river view here. On the opposite bank is a village with a striking church tower and a tall haystack. The dark silhouette of the rowboat in the foreground reinforces the sense of depth.

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Jan van Goyen
River View with Church and Farmhouse

1653 On view in Room 12

Gift of the American Friends of the Mauritshuis, 1994
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General information
Jan van Goyen (Leiden 1596 - 1656 The Hague)
River View with Church and Farmhouse
1653
painting
1100
Room 12
Material and technical details
oil
panel
42 x 27.5 cm
Inscriptions
rechtsonder, op de boot: VG 1653
VG ineen

Provenance

Private collection, London, 1985; sale London, Sotheby’s, 11 December 1985, lot 58; private collection, New York, 1986-1993; gift of the American Friends of the Mauritshuis, 1994