A COLD WINTERS DAY – FREDERIK ROOSDORP
A very endearing Dutch winter landscape of a frozen canal from Frederik Roosdorp. Especially the very characteristic house in the foreground on the right attracts attention. The cottage almost seems to have a personality of its own, as it bravely struggles to get through this cold day. The plumes of smoke from the chimney show that, fortunately, it is a bit warmer inside than outside. As, despite the very beautiful lighting in this painting, Frederik Roosdorp like no other was able to grasp the feeling of an old and cold Dutch winters day.
This work is only for sale in combination with the counterpart "Riverlandscape in summer" also by Roosdorp.
Artist: Frederik Roosdorp (1839 - 1865)
Size: 19 x 26 cm
Signed: Bottom left
Material: Oil on panel
Frederik Roosdorp (1839 - 1865) was born in Amsterdam, where he died at a fairly young age in 1865. Unfortunately, also probably because of his early death, very little is known about him. It can be safely stated that his cityscapes fall within the Amsterdam Romantic School and then primarely within the subgenre of city and village views. His work is strongly reminiscent of that of Adrianus Eversen (1818 - 1897) and Cornelis Springer (1817 - 1891). Both were also born in Amsterdam and, like Roosdorp, painted cappricio cityscapes as well as topographically correct ‘konterfeitsels'.