A Panoramic View of Haarlem

In the 1660s and early 1670s Ruisdael painted a series of so-called 'Haarlempjes' – panoramic views of Haarlem and its surrounding bleaching fields – which are among his finest achievements. This is an early example of such a 'Haarlempje'. The figures in the foreground were inserted by his contemporary Adriaen van de Velde.

Key facts

Artist dates
1628/9? - 1682
Full title
A Panoramic View of Haarlem
Date made
about 1660
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
53.5 × 67.5 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
On loan from the Frederick Iseman Art Trust
Inventory number
Location in Gallery