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Jan Van Goyen (1596-1656)

Aliases: Jan Josephsz. "van" Goien; Jan van Goien; Jan van Goijen; Jan van Gooyen; Jan "van" Goyan; Jan van Goye; Iohannes a Goyen; Jan "van" Goyen; Jan Josephsz. "van" Goyen; Jan Josephsz. van [Thieme-Becker] Goyen; Jan van Goyen; Jan VanGoyen

Professions: Landscape painter

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  • JAN JOSEFSZ. VAN GOYEN LEIDEN 1596 - 1656 THE HAGUE

  • THE PROPERTY OF A LADY JAN JOSEFSZ. VAN GOYEN LEIDEN 1596 - 1656 THE HAGUE AN ESTUARY SCENE WITH A

  • s - Jan Josefsz. van Goyen , Leiden 1596 - 1656 The Hague The Oude Wachthuis on the Kil Near Dordrecht with Small Ships and a Ferry oil on panel

  • Jan Josefsz. van Goyen (Leiden 1596 - 1665 The Hague)

Jan Van Goyen Biography

(b Leiden, Netherlands 1596; d The Hague 1656) Dutch painter and draughtsman. Jan van Goyen ranks as one of the leading and most prolific Dutch 17th-century landscape artists. He spent much of the 1620s heavily influenced by Esaias van de Velde, under whom he had studied in 1618-19. In 1627 he broke away from the example of his master and his works after this date show a new maturity which marks the beginning of his own individual style. His winter landscapes of the 1620s are characterized, like van de Velde's, by a composition cluttered with figures, buildings and trees. During his travels van Goyen filled several sketchbooks with rapid studies of landscapes, buildings, animals and figures, which he would then use as the basis for elements in his oil paintings. Van Goyen reached the pinnacle of his creative work in the 1640s. By the end of the preceding decade the artist had achieved notable recognition as one of the foremost landscapists of his generation. Van Goyen was appointed head of the Guild of Saint Luke in The Hague in 1638, and again in 1640. Although he employed a restricted palette, van Goyen was able to capture an enormous range of atmospheric effects and achieve a masterly sense of depth in his compositions. The dramatic effects of the weather were constant themes of van Goyen's work throughout his career. (Credit: Christie’s, London, Important Old Master Paintings from the Collection of Jacques Goudstikker, July 5, 2007, Lot 12; Sotheby’s, London, Old Master Paintings Evening Sale, December 5, 2007, Lot 33)

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  • 17th C. JAN VAN GOYEN DUTCH 1596-1656 OIL ON PANEL, Jan Van Goyen, $20,000 Register to bid

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  • Jan Josefsz. van Goyen (Leiden 1596-1656 The Hague), Jan Van Goyen, Click for value View Details
  • Jan Josefsz. van Goyen (Leiden 1596-1656 The Hague), Jan Van Goyen, Click for value View Details
  • A view of the Maas with Dordrecht beyond , Jan Van Goyen, Click for value View Details
  • Jan Josefsz. van Goyen (Leiden 1596-1656 The Hague), Jan Van Goyen, Click for value View Details
  • The Valkhof at Nijmegen, with a coach and four on a ferry on the river Waal in the foreground, Jan Van Goyen, Click for value View Details
  • A stormy landscape with a lightning bolt over the  Haarlemer Meer, Jan Van Goyen, Click for value View Details

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