In this painting, Vincent Van Gogh used tiny dots and thick dashes of colors like yellow, lavender, and green. He painted a place near the Seine River, a spot that many other artists liked to paint too. In the picture, you can see a fisherman wearing blue pants, a yellow-brown shirt, and a black hat. He’s holding a fishing pole in his hand, and he’s standing near the Seine River with a bridge called the Pont de Clichy in the background.
Gerrit Dou was born in Leiden, a city that was important in the seventeenth century. Leiden was right in the middle of The Hague and Amsterdam, and it was a place where a lot of things were happening. It had a big textile industry and the first Protestant university in the Netherlands.