GOYEN, Jan van
(b. 1596, Leiden, d. 1656, Den Haag)

A Beach with Fishing Boats

c. 1653
Oil on wood, 28 x 43 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Jan van Goyen painted beach scenes many times during his career. Scenes like that depicted in the present painting could be witnessed almost every day near the coastal towns of seventeenth-century Holland. They were recorded by other Dutch painters, too.

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