Winter Landscape With Travelers
Winter Landscape With Travelers Near The Town Gate c1857 by Dutch Painter Frederik Marinus Kruseman (1816 – 1882)
This winter landscape is a lively and colorful painting of a snow covered village by a frozen lake, that is occupied with people; including men, women, and children ice skating on the lake as well as moving goods and people using a sled.
On the shore, there is a man on a horse by the town gate speaking to a woman holding a baby in her left arm with another child by her right side; with a dog off to the horse right getting its attention.
Farther up the road there is another mother carrting a baby in her left arm, and a walking stick in her right hand; with her dog on her left side; and farther down the road we can see people standing on a ridge.
To the right of the painting ther are six logs thar are lying in front of the wall that makes up the structure that leads to the gate entrance of the village.
To the left we can see houses that are situated on a ridge jest behind several tall leafless trees and high brush.
Winter Landscape With Travelers 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.