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Catwyck on the Rhine

Abraham Beerstraten (Amsterdam 1639 - ? 1666) or Anthonie Beerstraten (Amsterdam 1637 - c.1665)

Category

Art / Oil paintings

Date

1662 (signed and dated)

Materials

Oil on canvas

Measurements

920 x 1290 mm

Place of origin

Holland

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Collection

Melford Hall, Suffolk (Accredited Museum)

NT 926816

Caption

Dating from the beginning of the Little Ice Age, this painting depicts a group of people skating and playing games on the frozen River Rhine. On the right of the painting, groups of people hurry into church. In the foreground is a couple, possibly deciding between pleasure or prayer.

Summary

Oil painting on canvas, Catwyck on the Rhine by Abraham Beerstraten (Amsterdam 1639 - ? 1666) or Anthonie Beerstraten (Amsterdam 1637 - c.1665), signed and dated lower left: 1662. Winter scene with church, frozen river and skaters.

Provenance

Part of the Hyde Parker Collection, and by descent to Sir Richard Hyde Parker, 12th Baronet; Accepted in Lieu by HM Treasury in 1960 and loaned to the National Trust, Melford Hall; later transferred by the Treasury to the National Trust in 1984.

Credit line

Melford Hall, The Hyde Parker Collection (accepted by HM Treasury in lieu of inheritance tax and allocated to the National Trust, 1960)

Makers and roles

Abraham Beerstraten (Amsterdam 1639 - ? 1666) or Anthonie Beerstraten (Amsterdam 1637 - c.1665), artist Anthonie Beerstraten (Amsterdam 1637 - c.1665), artist Abraham Beerstraten (Amsterdam 1639 - ? 1666), artist

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