CAPPELLE, Jan van de
(b. 1624, Amsterdam, d. 1679, Amsterdam)

Winter Landscape

Oil on wood
Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede

Cappelle is mainly known as a marine painter. However, he also painted some beach scenes and more than forty winter landscapes. These, like his marines, render nature with a wonderful feeling for the pictorial qualities of Holland's sea atmosphere, with its heavy clouds and translucent air.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 11 minutes):
Vivaldi: Concerto in F minor RV 297 op. 8 No. 4 (Winter)