A Winter Landscape
||1641 (monogrammed and dated)
||Oil on panel
||225 x 289 mm (8 7/8 x 11 3/8 in)
|Place of origin
This frozen landscape was painted by van Stralen in 1641, the year he died. The artist painted in the manner of Henrick Avercamp, a specialist in winter landscapes.
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.
Baron Lionel de Rothschild (1808-1879); given to the National Trust by Anthony de Rothschild (1887- 1961) with the house and in 1949
Ascott, The Anthony de Rothschild Collection (National Trust)
Makers and roles
Antonie van Stralen, known as Verstralen (c.1593/4 – Amsterdam 1641), artist
previously catalogued as attributed to Aert van der Neer (Amsterdam 1603 – Amsterdam 1677), artist
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