A Frozen River by a Town at Evening

Van der Neer specialised in landscapes seen by moonlight or evening light. The composition, with the waterway receding into the distance at right angles to the horizon, is characteristic of van der Neer. This example was probably painted in the mid-1660s.

Key facts

Artist dates
1603/4 - 1677
Full title
A Frozen River by a Town at Evening
Date made
about 1665
Medium and support
Oil on wood
26.4 x 40.5 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
Wynn Ellis Bequest, 1876
Inventory number
Location in Gallery