Haarlem Sea, Jan van Goyen
Jan van Goyen
Haarlem Sea
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Jan van Goyen

Haarlem Sea, 1656


Dimensions
40.5 x 55.5 x min. 0.6 cm
maximum depth
0.8 cm
Physical Description
Oil on oak
Inventory Number
1071
Acquisition
Acquired in 1870
Status
On display, 2nd upper level, Old Masters

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About the Work

The native landscape was the most popular pictorial theme in seventeenth-century Holland. The Netherlands had become an independent economic world power, and its self-confident citizens and merchants wanted motifs that had not been adopted from Italian painting. Van Goyen complied ‒ more than 1,200 times. In addition to their rapid and superb execution, his works were also affordably priced. The landscapes are dramatically staged. Owing to the high demand, the artist had no trouble selling them. They did not make him rich, though; he worked as an auctioneer, speculated in tulip bulbs and dealt in real estate. Incidentally, if we were to stand on the same spot today, we would be looking at Schiphol Airport.

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Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Haarlem Sea
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on oak
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Monogrammiert und datiert links am Rand des Fischerbootes: IVG 1656

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum
Acquisition
Acquired in 1870

Work Content

Motifs and References

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Main Motif
Associated Persons and Institutions

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Primary
  • 61D(HAARLEMER MEER) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (HAARLEMER MEER) (HAARLEMER MEER)
  • 25H214 lake
  • 46C24 sailing-ship, sailing-boat
  • 46C232 rowing-boat, canoe, etc.
  • 47K2 fresh-water fishery
  • 26A clouds
Secondary
  • 47K42 fishing net
  • 47D31 windmill
  • 25I3 farm or solitary house in landscape
  • 25F3 birds
  • 25I12 prospect of city, town panorama, silhouette of city
  • 11Q712 church (exterior)

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02.12.2019