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Landscape with a Village in the Distance  1646

by Jacob van Ruisdael

This ambitious picture is one of nine known landscape paintings that bear the earliest date found on works by Van Ruisdael, 1646. At the time the artist was about eighteen years old. Youthful exuberance and some losses of paint and glazes combine to make the topography in the foreground somewhat unclear. However, the naturalistic description of foliage and the dramatic pre...
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art