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A View of Deventer seen from the North-West

Photo credit: The National Gallery, London

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Three small boats head up river, towards the rising sun. Their taut, curved sails are outlined against a cool, luminous sky as they lean with the wind. Moving clouds reveal a patch of intense blue that is reflected silvery grey on the translucent water below. Cattle wade up to their knees by the far bank, with a single white animal picked out in the growing light. Close to us, the corks of the drag net held by a fisherman in a rowing boat midstream bob on the water.

The National Gallery, London

London


Date

1657

Medium

Oil on wood

Measurements

H 51.8 x W 76.5 cm

Accession number

NG6338

Acquisition method

Presented by William Edward Brandt, Henry Augustus Brandt, Walter Augustus Brandt and Alice Mary Bleecker in memory of Rudolph Ernst Brandt, 1962

Work type

Painting


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