Dutch School of the seventeenth century, around Aert van der Neer of (1603-1677)
Oil on oak panel reinforced,
63 cm by 51 cm, 82 cm by 71 cm with frame
Beautiful setting XVIIth century gilt wood (model told flowery corners)
Dutch painter (Amsterdam 1603/1604 - id. 1677).
This landscape has a little-known career. His oldest painting, a genre scene, is dated 1632, when it stood at Amsterdam. He would thus belatedly devoted to painting, unless it has already been a pupil of Camp huysen v. 1626. If his first winter views are based on this master and especially Avercamp, chronology of his other landscapes is uncertain and very few of them are dated. We also know that Van der Neer kept an inn in Amsterdam, where he went bankrupt in 1662; sale that followed, the price of his paintings, a few guilders, reveals the low esteem that wore his contemporaries. The end of his life was very unhappy. It is one of the first painters of the Netherlands have applied to the landscape a chiaroscuro original, both contrasting and colorful, where the blue slate slice night with yellow light from light to red. He is famous for his moon Clairs (Rijksmuseum; Avignon museum Copenhagen, SM f K.;. Hamburg Kunsthalle, London, NG; Museum of Montpellier; Louvre Rotterdam, BVB), its sunsets (museum Kassel; Mauritshuis, Hermitage; London, NG; Louvre Paris, Petit Palais) and sunrises (Mauritshuis). Aert also left the Winter landscapes reminiscent Avercamp and G. Van de Velde (Amiens museum, Rijksmuseum, Brunswick, Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum, Brussels, MRBA; Mauritshuis, Hermitage; London, NG; Munich, Alte Pin. ; Vienna, KM) and night fires (Brussels, MRBA; Copenhagen, SM f K.;. Moscow, Pushkin Museum).