A Winter Landscape with Activities around a Village
A Winter Landscape with Activities around a Village c1857 by Dutch Painter Frederik Marinus Kruseman (1816 – 1882), specializing in Romantic Style Landscape Scenes.
This is a beautiful romantic winter landscape scene, people skating on a frozen lake, while others are using the frozen lake to transport people and goods; while a flock of birds enjoy a flight in the frigid winter sky.
In the center of the image is a grouping of buildings and cottages surrounded with small and large trees; and in the foreground as well as in the background of the image we can see a large abundance of trees, that have shed there leaves.
In the far distance we can see more people as well as a horse pulling a wagon along the snow covered road, accented with reddish-brown trees behind them, with homes to the right of them.
A Winter Landscape with Activities around a Village is a retouched digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image.
Info Below Derived From Wikipedia.org
Frederik received his first drawing lessons from still life painter Jan Reekers (1790 – 1858), who at the time was Director of the Royal Acadamy of Fine Arts in Amsterdam; and who had also tutored his cousin Jan Adam[ while attending a vocational school in Haarlem from 1832 to 1833.
In 1833 he then began to study painting with Dutch Painter, Engraver, Lithographer, Watercolorist and Illustrator Nicolaas Johannes Roosenboom (1805 – 1880).
Then in 1835 he moved to Het Gooi in the center of the Nertherlands, where he took advanced studies with Dutch Landscape Painter Jan van Ravenswaay (1789 – 1869); as well as studying for a brief period of time with Dutch Landscape Painter and Lithographer Barend Cornelis Koekkoek (1803 – 1862).
He later returned to Haarlem and from there to Kleve in northwestern Germany where he painted landscapes, before returning home in 1839.
In 1841 he moved to Brussels and stayed there until 1852, except for a brief period of a few months when he went to Paris. In 1852 he went back home to Haarlem and stayed there for four years, after which he went to Belgium, where he remained until his death in 1882.