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View of Oudewater
Willem Koekkoek

The small town of Oudewater is on the River Ijssel between Gouda and Utrecht. The clock tower to the left of centre in the distance is that of the Grote Kerk (church of St Michael). Much of the rest of the scene is probably intended to be picturesque rather than topographically accurate. This picture has been dated by comparison with other works by the artist.

Key facts
Artist Willem Koekkoek
Artist dates 1839 - 1895
Full title View of Oudewater
Date made about 1867
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 64.8 x 84.4 cm
Inscription summary Signed
Acquisition credit Bequeathed by Miss Isabel Mary Hawkins Turner, 1982
Inventory number NG6472
Location in Gallery Gallery A: Paintings after 1600
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