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ID: 700001983Record Type: Movable Work
Images: 1
Riviergezicht bij maanlicht (easel painting (painting by form); Aert van der Neer (Amsterdam - Amsterdam 1677-11-09); 1640/1650; Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands); SK-A-3245; RM001.collect.4707)
Note: Under the clear moon the river presents an eerie appearance. The light is so bright that everything around is reflected in the water: the man in the boat in the foreground, the cows on the right bank and the boats and mills along the same side. Despite the late hour there is plenty going on. Aert van der Neer employed black, blue and white paints on an ochre ground. With these he skilfully portrayed the cool atmosphere of the night. Van der Neer specialised in nocturnal scenes and winter landscapes, two genres ideally suited for a monochrome palette. Few of Aert van der Neer's landscapes depict an identifiable location. The artist was mainly interested in the effect of light and the way silhouettes show up against it.
Titles:
Riviergezicht bij maanlicht (preferred,C,U,D,RP,Dutch-P,U,U)
River view by moonlight (C,U,DE,English,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
easel painting (painting by form) [300177435] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>, paintings (visual works), <paintings by form>)

Classifications:
paintings (preferred)

Creation Date: 1640/1650

Creator Display:
Aert van der Neer (Amsterdam - Amsterdam 1677-11-09) [preferred,VP]
painter Neer, Aert van der (Dutch painter, 1603-1677) [500001738]
Locations:
Current: Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands) [500246547] Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: SK-A-3245; RM001.collect.4707
Credit Line: Schenking van de heer H.W.A. Deterding, Londen
Display Materials: oil on panel
panels (wood) [300014657]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by origin>, biological material, plant material, <wood and wood products>, wood (plant material), <wood by form or function>)
oil paint (paint) [300015050]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by function>, coating (material), <coating by form>, paint (coating), <paint by composition or origin>)

Dimensions: 55 x 103 cm
Events:
exhibition: Picasso looking at Degas, 2010-06-06 - 2010-09-12

General Subject:
landscape (preferred )
human figure(s)
animal

Specific Subjects:
river [300008707]
.....(Objects Facet, Built Environment (Hierarchy Name), Settlements and Landscapes, landscapes (environments), natural landscapes, bodies of water (natural), bodies of freshwater, <bodies of freshwater by biome>, riverine bodies of water) (AAT)
village [300008372]
.....(Objects Facet, Built Environment (Hierarchy Name), Settlements and Landscapes, inhabited places, <settlements by form>) (AAT)
night [300133095]
.....(Associated Concepts Facet, Associated Concepts, scientific concepts, physical sciences concepts, earth sciences concepts, times of day) (AAT)
boats [300178749]
.....(Objects Facet, Furnishings and Equipment (Hierarchy Name), Transportation Vehicles (Hierarchy Name), vehicles (transportation), watercraft, <watercraft by general type>) (AAT)
horses (species) [300250148]
.....(Agents Facet, Living Organisms (Hierarchy Name), living organisms (entities), Eukaryota (domain), Animalia (kingdom), Chordata (phylum), Vertebrata (subphylum), Mammalia (class), Perissodactyla (order), Equidae (family), Equus (genus)) (AAT)
cows (mammals) [300250120]
.....(Agents Facet, Living Organisms (Hierarchy Name), living organisms (entities), Eukaryota (domain), Animalia (kingdom), Chordata (phylum), Vertebrata (subphylum), Mammalia (class), <mammals by sex or age>) (AAT)

Copyright: Public Domain
Provenance: schenking 1936-05
Inscriptions: signatuur AV DN
List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Work
Additional Notes:
Dutch ..... Riviergezicht bij maanlicht. Gezicht op een dorp gelegen langs een rivier bij het licht van de maan. Op de voorgrond twee door paarden getrokken wagens op een weg. Rechts een visser in een bootje op het water, in de verte twee molens.
Sources and Contributors:
Riviergezicht bij maanlicht........ [VP]
........ Rijksmuseum XML files (2012)
River view by moonlight........ [VP]
........ Rijksmuseum XML files (2012)
........ Rijksmuseum [online] (2000-) http://www.rijksmuseum.nl/aria/aria_assets/SK-A-3245?lang=en; accessed 14 September 2012
Subject: ....... [VP]
....................... Rijksmuseum XML files (2012)
....................... Rijksmuseum [online] (2000-) http://www.rijksmuseum.nl/aria/aria_assets/SK-A-3245?lang=en; http://www.rijksmuseum.nl/collectie/SK-A-3245/riviergezicht-bij-maanlicht; accessed 14 September 2012
Note:
English ..... [VP]
..... Rijksmuseum [online] (2000-) http://www.rijksmuseum.nl/aria/aria_assets/SK-A-3245?lang=en; accessed 13 September 2012
Dutch ..... [VP]
..... Rijksmuseum [online] (2000-) http://www.rijksmuseum.nl/collectie/SK-A-3245/riviergezicht-bij-maanlicht; accessed 13 September 2012
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