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A Cornfield, in the Background the Zuiderzee

A Cornfield, in the Background the Zuiderzee

Jacob Isaacksz. van Ruisdael (in circa 1660)

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The painting shows a typical Dutch landscape with the feeling of a heavily clouded day, where the sun has the chance to break through now and again. A large part of the canvas is devoted to the sky. The scene is probably inspired by the area around Naarden near the Zuiderzee, where Ruisdael worked. Sun-kissed fields of corn already appeared at the start of Ruisdael's career, but this painting probably dates from the 1660s.

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Title A Cornfield, in the Background the Zuiderzee
Material and technique Oil on canvas
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Width 71 cm
Height 61 cm
Artists Schilder: Jacob Isaacksz. van Ruisdael
Accession number 1742 (OK)
Credits Uit de nalatenschap van / from the estate of: F.J.O. Boijmans 1847
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1847
Age artist Between 27 and 37 years old
Collector Collector / F.J.O. Boijmans
Exhibitions De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
The Collection Enriched (2011)
External exhibitions Georges Michel, le Paysage sublime (2017)
Georges Michel, le paysage sublime (2018)
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Geographical origin Northern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

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Jacob Isaacksz. van Ruisdael

Haarlem 1628/1629 - Amsterdam 1682

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