Aert van der Neer, Skating and Colf Playing on a Frozen River
Skating and Colf Playing on a Frozen River, by Aert van der Neer (1603 - Gorinchem 1677)
This painting shows numerous people (some fifty or sixty) skating or playing colf on a frozen river. On the banks of the river cottages, trees, windmills, and a few spectators can be seen. In the foreground is a group of boats.
Oil on canvas. 373 x 484 mm (estimate)
Brighton Museum, UK (FA000003 / 303). Given by Captain Haynes before 1900.
A related painting is recorded in Hofstede de Groot no. 483.
• Brighton Loan Exhibition, 1874
• Dutch Landscape Painting, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1983, cat. no. 54
• Rogers, D., Brighton Art Gallery and Museum: Catalogue of Paintings in Oil, before 1837, Brighton, 1964, pp. 34
• Wright, C., Dutch Landscape PaintingNewcastle upon Tyne, 1983, pp. 72, ill. p. 73
• Schulz, W., Aert van der Neer, Doornspijk, 2002, pp. 129.
Bron: Stichting NGA Early Golf, beeldcollectie Steven J.H. van Hengel, Do Smit