Frozen River Scene
Aert van der Neer
Date Made/Found: 1641-1660
, Dutch, 1603 - 1677
Material and Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Frame: 1343 x 1890 x 69mm
Support: 1110 x 1659mm
Department: Visual Art
Accession Number: VIS.4676
Aert van der Neer is best known for his winter and moonlight scenes. This landscape is typical of his work, showing a frozen river with a wide expanse of sky above. He often painted his works as if he was on a hill looking down and he uses the diagonal shores of a river to create the illusion of space.
The landscape in this work is in fact imaginary, conveying a sense of the Dutch countryside rather than an accurate representation of a real place.