Oil on oak panel, one board.
Frame in blackened wood with guilloche
Total dimensions with frame : 47 x 62 cm. Panel alone : 25 x 38 cm
This view of an estuary near a village is typical of the art of the Dutch Golden Age.
Carefully composed, this seascape is strongly inspired by reality, but does not seek to be a faithful representation of it. It is first and foremost about moving and transmitting a poetic vision full of melancholy of the painter's usual environment.
He presents us with an estuary with a few fisherman's boats floating on calm water, on the left side of the shore a herd of cows.
The palette remains in shades of gray, brown, white to be in harmony with the blue sky that settles on three-quarters of the painting.
Jan Josephsz. Van Goyen (Leiden, January 13, 1596 - The Hague, April 27, 1656) was a Dutch (United Provinces) landscape painter and draughtsman of the Golden Age. Van Goyen left many paintings depicting forest roads, rivers, lakes and canals in the surroundings of The Hague, Rotterdam, Delft, Dordrecht, Leiden, Gouda, Arnhem and Emmerik.
Very good condition.