Description & Technical information

Renowned for his bleak winter landscapes, Aert van der Neer is one of the leading landscape artists of the Dutch Golden Age. Considered an expert in painting scenes lit by moonlight, this particular atmospheric work is typical of his well established style, masterfully portraying the effect of moonlight on a river landscape and a Dutch village in the distance. Born in the Netherlands, van der Neer spent most of his life in and around Amsterdam. It is thought he only began painting in his late 20s and would go on to make a number of collaborations with the landscape artist, Aelbert Cuyp (1620-1691).

Period:  17th century, 1600-1750
Medium: Oil on panel
Signature: Signed with initials

Dimensions: 53 x 77.8 cm (20⁷/₈ x 30⁵/₈ inches)
Provenance: Nathusius, Amsterdam;
Sale Amsterdam (Mak van Waay) 20th November 1951, lot 95, ill,;
Sale Amsterdam (Mak van Waay) 24th January 1967, lot 505 p. 28, ill,;
Leonard Koetser, London (Cat. Spring 1967, no. 4 p. 10, ill. p.11);
John Viccars, London;
Sotheby’s London, 4th December 2014, lot 162;
Private Collection, United Kingdom;
Sale Roseberys London, 21 November 2019, lot 26, reproduced.

Literature: W. Schulz, Aert van der Neer, Doornspijk 2002, p. 276, cat. no. 606.

Exhibitions: Leonard Koetser Gallery, London, Spring Exhibition, 1967, no. 4.

Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints