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

An Estuary Scene

1652-54
Oil on panel, 53 x 73 cm
Private collection

In his late paintings Van Goyen was interested in capturing in his paintings the states of weather, and the effects of clouds in response to meteorological conditions. In this picture clouds are massing prior to a storm, with threatening darker clouds moving in from the left, while the estuarial sea beneath, painted in balmy tones of brown, remains calm.




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