River Landscape with the Pellecussen Gate near Utrecht
On View In:
Gallery 311
Artist:   Jan van Goyen  
Title:   River Landscape with the Pellecussen Gate near Utrecht  
Date:   1648  
Medium:   Oil on panel  
Dimensions:   25 1/4 x 37 in. (64.14 x 93.98 cm) (panel) 25 7/8 x 38 1/4 in. (65.72 x 97.16 cm) (sight) 36 1/16 x 48 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. (91.6 x 123.19 x 8.26 cm) (outer frame)  
Credit Line:   Gift of Bruce B. Dayton  
Location:   Gallery 311  

The tall tower with the distinctive silhouette is the Pellecussen Gate, a private castle that once stood along the River Vecht just outside the city of Utrecht. Van Goyen represented the structure at least twelve times between 1640 and 1655, always placing it in completely imaginary settings.

Name:   van Goyen, Jan  
Nationality:   Dutch  
Life Dates:   Dutch, 1596 - 1656  

Object Description  
Inscriptions:   Signature and Date LL (on the boat): [Vgoyen 1648]  
Classification:   Paintings  
Physical Description:   seventeenth-century Dutch landscape  
Creation Place:   Europe, Netherlands, , ,  
Accession #:   83.84  
Owner:   The Minneapolis Institute of Arts