Canal de Hollande près de Rotterdam
Johan Barthold Jongkind divided his time between France and Holland. While he undoubtedly influenced the Parisian artists around him, his own work was inspired by the Dutch landscape tradition that emerged in the seventeenth century. If his paintings can be compared with those of Jan van Goyen and Jacob van Ruisdael, his prints, such as this one, are reminiscent of Rembrandt’s etched landscapes. This particular winter scene appears to have been captured in front of the motif.