Castle Winter Landscape With Skaters On A Frozen River
Castle Winter Landscape With Skaters On A Frozen River c1855 by Dutch Painter Frederik Marinus Kruseman (1816 – 1882), specializing in Romantic Style Landscape Scenes.
Castle In A Winter Landscape is a beautiful classic image of a time gone by that depicts in the foreground with buildings on the right side of the with a bridge that cross over a small waterway that also passes under one of the buildings and may empty into the river that is off to the left.
On the right bank of the waterway there is a pile large logs, shrubs and trees, and on the bridge we see a man and a women crossing it on they’re way to the main building that makes up the scene.
On the main bank on the left that connects to the frozen river is a path covered with snow, where we see a small dog sitting on a bundle of collected tree branches that is being collected by two women.
On the frozen river there are people skating and there are other people moving goods across the river using sleds; there is also another dog on the ice.
In the far distance and on the left bank of the frozen river we see another person walking with a dog passing some forest trees and a large castle surrounded by the forest; finishing off the piece are a large number of clouds and birds flying in the winter sky.
Castle Winter Landscape With Skaters On A Frozen River 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.