The Breach of the Saint Anthony’s Dike near Amsterdam by Jan Asselijn was created in 1651. The painting is in Rijkmuseum Amsterdam. The size of the work is 85,5 x 108,2 cm and is produced as an oil on canvas.
Jan Asselijn portrayed the fiercely flowing water with a strong sense of drama. The billowing cloak of the man at the left shows that the storm is not yet over, however the squalls are already moving on at the right.
About the Artist: Dutch Golden Age painter Jan Asselijn was born at Dieppe. He received instruction from Esaias van de Velde (1587–1630), and distinguished himself particularly in landscape and animal painting. He traveled in France and Italy, and modeled his style after Bamboccio (Pieter van Laer). Their marriages brought both Asselijn and Helt-Stockade back to the Netherlands after their travels… Read more