This view shows Deventer (Province of Overijssel) in the distance across the river IJssel. On the left is the Noordenbergtoren, the double-spired Bergh Kerk, and on the right, the Grote Kerk, with the Maria Kerk in front of it and the 'Vispoort' to its right. The view is not topographically exact. On the right Dutch sailing vessels navigate the river, while on the left five men in two rowing boats draw up a net. Behind them cattle are drinking at the water's edge.

There are two other views of Deventer by van Ruysdael, but their whereabouts is unknown.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1600/3? - 1670
Full title
A View of Deventer seen from the North-West
Date made
1657
Medium and support
Oil on wood
Dimensions
51.8 x 76.5 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Presented by William Edward Brandt, Henry Augustus Brandt, Walter Augustus Brandt and Alice Mary Bleecker in memory of Rudolph Ernst Brandt, 1962
Inventory number
NG6338
Location in Gallery