A Winter Landscape

Antonie van Stralen, known as Verstralen (c.1593/4 – Amsterdam 1641)
National Trust Inventory Number 1535107

Category Paintings
Date 1641 (monogrammed and dated)
Materials Oil on panel
Measurements 225 x 289 mm (8 7/8 x 11 3/8 in)
Place of origin Amsterdam
Collection Ascott Estate, Buckinghamshire
On show at Ascott Estate, Buckinghamshire, London and South East, National Trust

This frozen landscape was painted by Anthony van Stralen, known as Verstralen (c.1593/4–1641) in 1641, the year he died. The artist painted in the manner of Henrick Avercamp, a specialist in winter landscapes.

Summary description

Oil painting on panel, A Winter Landscape by Antonie van Stralen, known as Verstralen (c.1593/4 – Amsterdam 1641), signed and dated, bottom on the left AVS (in monogram), 1641. Also known as Van Stralen, the artist painted in the manner of Henrick Avercamp, a specialist in winter landscapes. A frozen winter scene with an old peasant, possibly personifying Winter, is standing on the bank in the left foreground beside a pool or canal, next to a barrel on a post, marking the water's edge. A number of figures are walking or skating on the ice and in the right background a group are collected around tents which have been erected on the ice.

Provenance

Baron Lionel de Rothschild (1808-1879); given to the National Trust by Anthony de Rothschild (1887- 1961) with the house and in 1949

Credit line

Ascott, The Anthony de Rothschild Collection (National Trust)

Makers and roles

Antonie van Stralen, known as Verstralen (c.1593/4 – Amsterdam 1641), artist
previously ascribed to Aert van der Neer (Amsterdam 1603 – Amsterdam 1677), artist

References

Ascott, Buckinghamshire, Scala, 2008 by John Martin Robinson and others [pictures entries by Karin Wolfe on basis of Gore entries, 1963 with contributions from Alastair Laing] , no. 22

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Record Status

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