Friday, November 7, 2008
Pride of Place: Dutch Cityscapes of the Golden Age coming to the National Gallery in February
I'm a huge fan of Dutch art, and in February, the National Gallery is hosting an exhibition of 46 paintings and 22 seventeenth century maps, atlases, and illustrated books that depict Dutch cityscapes.
Pride of Place: Dutch Cityscapes of the Golden Age is currently on display at The Hague, and will open in Washington on February 1. It will run through May 3. The exhibit coincides with the 400th anniversary of the Dutch exploration and settlement of the Hudson River Valley.
Read more here.
Jacob van Ruisdael (Dutch, c. 1628/1629 - 1682)
Amsterdam, Seen from the South, c. 1680
oil on canvas
52.1 x 66.1 cm (20 1/2 x 26 in.)
Lent by the Syndics of The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge