- Presented by Mrs Richmond Fell, 1960
- 134 x 273mm
- c. 1888
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In this watercolour Van der Velden depicts the small village of Rijnsburg in the grip of winter. He has focused on the harsh existence experienced by the villagers, showing a huddled figure making their way across the frozen fields towards the houses. Using the same vantage point as Gathering Beet, Village of Rijnsburg, the dark and brooding sky adds to the sombre, cold feel of the snow-blanketed scene. Van der Velden used a loose, spontaneous and expressive treatment of the watercolour medium; wet washes of colour create an atmospheric effect of the departing evening light.