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A View of Deventer seen from the North-West
Salomon van Ruysdael

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 Salomon van Ruysdael
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 Room 26
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