(active 1635-1665 in Amsterdam)

Winter Landscape

Oil on canvas, 95 x 128 cm
Private collection

This painting depicts a winter landscape with skaters on a frozen waterway. Many of Antonie Beerstraten's winter scenes have a topographical element. This painting shows an imposing Gothic church with a castle beyond. The elegant, elongated figures are characteristic of Beerstraten. They represent a broad range of Dutch society, from the fashionable couple in the centre foreground, to working men who are using the ice to transport goods by sledge.

© Web Gallery of Art, created by Emil Krén and Daniel Marx.