Mostly landscape and cityscape paintings. For a tag cloud of the painters see bottom of the page. Because the tag cloud allows only 45 names, all the painters are are included in the category list at bottom of the page.

Jacob van Ruisdael – Metropolitan Museum of Art 32.100.14. Grainfields (mid- or late 1660s)

Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 47 x 57.2 cm. Inscriptions: Signed (lower right): JvRuisdael [initials in monogram]. Acquisition: The Friedsam Collection, Bequest of Michael Friedsam, 1931. Nr.: 32.100.14. Source:

This canvas of the mid- to late 1660s depicts a road through grainfields and, in the distance, a village church. Contemporary viewers would have understood immediately the relationships between the rainclouds, the fields, and the mill. The finely detailed painting was owned by the English painter Sir Joshua Reynolds between 1756 and his death in 1792 (

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