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Panorama with Falconers

Panorama with Falconers

Jan van Kessel (in 1665 - 1670)

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The landscape has a church with a tall spire, and farther in the background a second church with a high tower can be seen. In the foreground to the right, there are the ruins of a castle. The horseman to the left, is a distinguished gentleman, setting of to hunt with the falcons. Next to him, a man with a hunting horn is releasing the dogs. A figure carrying the falcons is walking on the path. In the distance, the landscape stretches out in many horizontal parties. A sky of turbulent clouds acts as a roof to the space. That the landscape should be somewhere in the vicinity of Haarlem, as is generally presumed, has not been confirmed topologically and is probably not correct. This landscape by Jan van Kessel is very similar to the painting by Jacob van Ruisdael, ‘Landscape with castle ruins’, in the National Gallery in London. It has also proved impossible to determine the church that is depicted in this painting dating from 1655-1670, or the location of the landscape. Probably Van Kessel was inspired by Ruisdael’s painting to produce the work in our collection and both works were produced around 1670.

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Title Panorama with Falconers
Material and technique Oil on canvas
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Width 79,5 cm
Height 65,5 cm
Artists Painter: Jan van Kessel
Painter: Johannes Lingelbach
Accession number 1399 (OK)
Credits Purchased 1866
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1866
Creation date in 1665 - 1670
External exhibitions Georges Michel, le paysage sublime (2018)
Georges Michel, le Paysage sublime (2017)
Material
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Geographical origin Northern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

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Jan van Kessel

Amsterdam 1641 - Amsterdam 1680

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