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Winter

Jan van Goyen

Winter

Jan van Goyen
  • Date: 1625; Netherlands 
  • Style: Baroque
  • Genre: panorama, landscape
  • Media: oil, panel
  • Tag: Dutch, 1625, winter
  • Dimensions: 44 x 44.5 cm

This painting is the pendant of the equally large roundel of Summer, likewise dated 1625. As might be expected, for Winter the artist painted a crowd of people enjoying themselves on a frozen canal near an – imaginary – castle. However, even though Van Goyen’s winter is frosty, there is no snow on the ground. A Dutch winter landscape without snow is rare indeed!

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