Jan van Goyen / View of Emmerich / 1645Jan van Goyen
View of Emmerich

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Creator Name: Goyen, Jan Josephsz. van
Creator Nationality: European; Dutch
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1596 - 1656
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Jan van Goyen
Title: View of Emmerich
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1645
Creation End Date: 1645
Creation Date: 1645
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on wood
Dimensions: Unframed: 65.4cm x 96.7cm
Inscriptions: Signed lower center on ferry: "VGoyen 1645"
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1959.351
Credit Line: John L. Severance Fund
Rights: http://www.clemusart.com/museum/disclaim2.html
Provenance: Earl Grosvenor, London (1802, by descent to Dukes of Westminster, London sale 1959); (L. Koetser, London)
Context: Jan van Goyen painted his landscapes with just a few shades of gray and brown. With these restricted colors, he developed realistic impressions of weather, perspective, and light. Emmerich was a German town just across the Netherlands border. Because it was actually governed by a member of the Dutch royal family, it was a popular spot for travelers.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1959.351
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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