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.

Archive for May, 2012

Canaletto – Kunsthistorisches Museum (not on their site). Riva degli Schiavoni, west side (1726-1728)

Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 46 x 62.5 cm. Nr.:? Source: andrzejosinski.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/canaletto-the-…


Ivan Shishkin – The Kiev National Museum of Russian Art. Дубовая роща/The Oak Grove (1887)

Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 125 x 193 cm. Source: http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/ivan-shishkin/oak-grove-1887.


Jan Brueghel the Elder – Rijksmuseum SK-A-67. Gezicht op een dorp aan een rivier (1604)

Materials: oil on copper. Dimensions: 14.5 x 20.5 cm. Inscriptions: Brveghel 1604. Nr.: SK-A-67. Source: www.rijksmuseum.nl/assetimage2.jsp?id=SK-A-67. P.S. I have changed the light, contrast and colors of the original photo.


Martin Rico y Ortega – Meadows Museum (not on the site of the museum). Rio San Trovaso, Venice (date ?)

Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 65.4 x 100.3 cm. Inscriptions: Rico (lower left). Acquisition date: 2007 (sold by Sotheby’s, in New York, on the 18th of April. Nr.:? Source: picasaweb.google.com/lh/view?q=rio+san+trovaso&uname=…. P. S. I have changed the light, contrast and colors of the original photo.


Jan van der Heyden – Los Angeles County Museum of Art M.2009.106.24. View of the Herengracht, Amsterdam, from the Leliegracht (c. 1660-1670)

Materials: oil on wood. Dimensions: 37.7 x 39.7 cm. Nr.: M.2009.106.24. Source: www.friendsofart.net/en/art/jan-van-der-heyden/view-of-th…


Jacob van Ruisdael – Beecroft Art Gallery SOUAG.B113. The Waterfall (date ?)

Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 69 x 57.5 cm. Nr.: SOUAG.B113. Source: ichef.bbci.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/images/paintings/bag/…. P.S. I have changed the light, contrast and colors of the original photo.


Francesco Guardi – National Gallery of Art (Samuel H. Kress Collection) 1939.1.129. Temporary Tribune in the Campo San Zanipolo, Venice (1782 or after)

Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 37.5 x 31.5 cm. Nr.: 1939.1.129. Source: images.nga.gov/en/search/do_quick_search.html?q=guardi. P.S. I have changed the light, contrast and colors of the original photo.


Meindert Hobbema – The University of Edinburgh Fine Art Collection EU 718. A Wooded River Valley with two Fishermen (c. 1659)

Materials: oil on panel. Dimensions: 47 x 68.6 cm. Inscriptions: front ll ‘M. Hobbema’. Nr.: EU 718. Source: http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/images/paintings/uni/large/edi_uni_eu_0718_large.jpg


Jan van der Heyden – George M. and Linda H. Kaufman Collection (at the National Gallery of Art). An Amsterdam Canal View (c. 1670)

Materials: oil on panel. Dimensions: 32.5 x 38.7 cm. Source: http://www.dtm.ciw.edu/users/ruedas/photos/washington/natgallery/dutchcanal_cr.jpg. P.S. I have changed the light, contrast and colors of the original photo.

The National Gallery of Art (e.g. http://www.nga.gov/education/classroom/dutch/dutch_c lassroom_guide.pdf on page 11) gives the following title: An Amsterdam Canal View with the Church of Veere. Following a kind message from *Huismus, a Flickr user, I have decided to take out the reference to the church of Veere because the town is some 100 km away from Amsterdam.


Herman Nauwincx, Willem Schellinks – The J. Paul Getty Museum 69.PB.6. Mountain Landscape with River and Wagon (third quarter of 17th century)

Materials: oil on panel. Dimensions: 69.9 x 60.3 cm. Inscriptions: Signed lower right and on barrel, “HN and WS”. Nr.: 69.PB.6. Source: http://www.getty.edu/art/collections/images/enlarge/00055501.JPG. P.S. I have changed the contrast and the light of the original photo.


Caspar van Wittel – Robilant+Voena 169. Castel Sant’Angelo from the South (end of the 17th century – 1720s)

Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 77.5 x 129.5 cm. Source: www.robilantvoena.com/images/content/inventory/169/VANVIT…


Canaletto – The Royal Collection RCIN 404397. Santa Maria della Salute and the Entrance to the Grand Canal, looking East (1744)

Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 127 x 203 cm. Nr.: RCIN 404397. Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/creditsuisse/6344001241/sizes/l/in/photostream/


Lev Kamenev – A.N. Radishchev Saratov State Art Museum (not on the site of the museum). Пейзаж/Landscape (1861)

Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 89 x 143 cm. Nr.: ? Source: http://onlyhdwallpapers.com/wallpaper/paintings_landscapes_artwork_desktop_2106x1300_wallpaper-343958.jpg


Andreas Schelfhout – Rijksmuseum SK-C-1673. Gezicht op Haarlem (1844)

Materials: oil on panel. Dimensions: 70 x 94.2 cm. Inscriptions: A. Schelfhout f 1844. Nr.: SK-C-1673. Source: http://www.rijksmuseum.nl/collectie/SK-C-1673/gezicht-op-haarlem


Martin Rico y Ortega – private collection. La Puerta Guillaume en Chartres (1876)

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Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 42 x 71.1 cm. Source: http://www.foroxerbar.com/files/posted_images/user_50_la_puerta_guillaume_en_chartres__mat_n_rico__1876___leo_sobre_lienzo__42_x_71_cm__madrid__colecci_n_particular_.jpg. P.S. I have changed the contrast of the original photo


Samuel Leonardus Verveer – Rikjsmuseum Twenthe 239. Rivierlandschap met gebouw en waterpoort (1841)

Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 80.3 x 103.1 cm. Inscriptions: SL. Verveer. ft / 1841. Nr.: inv. 239. Source: artchooser.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Verveer-Sa…


Antonio Joli – private collection. The Calle de Calle de Alcalá, Madrid (c. 1750)

Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 76.8 x 119.7 cm. Sold by Christie’s London on December 10, 2003. Source: artedemadrid.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/joli150-copia4.jpg


Jacob van Ruisdael – The University of Edinburgh Fine Art Collection. A Wood Scene (1649)

Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 61 x 74 cm. Nr.:? Source: http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/images/paintings/uni/large/edi_uni_eu_0733_large.jpg. P.S. I have changed the light of the original photo.

A woodscene on the banks of a sluggish river, with small figures angling and trees typical of Ruisdael’s masterly manner. This painting is an important early work related to a simpler landscape of 1647. The figures are by a different hand, possibly Philip Wouwermans. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/paintings/a-wood-scene-94354).


Francesco Guardi – Museum of Fine Arts (Boston) 11.1451. Procession of Gondolas in the Bacino di San Marco (c. 1780-1793)

Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 98.1 x 138.1 cm. Nr.:11.1451. Source: http://zoom.mfa.org/fif=c%2FC42116CR-d1.fpx&obj=iip%2C1.0&wid=1000&cell=1000%2C1000&cvt=jpeg. P.S. I have changed the light, contrast and colors of the original photo.


Meindert Hobbema – National Gallery (London) NG832. The Watermills at Singraven near Denekamp (probably 1665-1670)

probably 1665-70

Materials: oil on oak. Dimensions: 60 x 84.5 cm. Inscriptions: signed. Acquisition date: 1871. Nr.: NG832. Source: Source: http://gallerix.ru/pic/_EX/1152601724/1197985493.jpeg

These watermills, which still survive, belonged to the manor house at Singraven, near Denekamp, north-east of Enschede and close to the border between Overijssel and Germany. The buildings and the river Dinkel are seen from the south-south-east.

The watermills had previously been the subject of a series of pictures by Hobbema’s teacher Jacob van Ruisdael, an example of which can also be found in the Collection (‘Two Watermills and an Open Sluice at Singraven’) (http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/meindert-hobbema-the-watermills-at-singraven-near-denekamp).


Jan van der Heyden – The Royal Collection RCIN 405948. A country house on the Vliet near Delft (c. 1660)

Materials: oil on panel. Dimensions: 46.6 x 58.8 cm. Inscriptions: Heyde. Acquisition date: 1814 (Acquired by George IV when Prince Regent). Nr.: RCIN 405948. Source: gallery.nen.gov.uk/assets/1106/0000/0106/van_der_heyden_-…

The country house in the right middle ground has been identified as one which used to lie on the river Vliet, running between Delft and The Hague. Though this is possible, the house does not seem sufficiently distinctive to permit such a specific identification. This scene, however, depicts a fashionable part of Holland in the seventeenth century: a navigable canal or river with a well-kept towpath and a considerable volume of freight traffic. Lining the water are houses with plots of land extending into the flat, low-lying, fertile, reclaimed land. There is an alternation of elegant farmhouses, like the one with a stepped gable and hayrick, and buitenplaatsen (country houses), like the one nearer to us, with its ionic pilasters and dormer windows with scroll surrounds (as opposed to the more traditional gables). This house has a stone gate and a topiary hedge with claire-vues and an avenue of trees. Audrey Lambert reproduces a 1770 map of Rijswijk, between Delft and The Hague, which still shows exactly this alternation of simple plots and formal gardens extending into the polders on either side of the Vliet and nearby roads. (The Making of the Dutch Landscape: An Historical Geography of the Netherlands, 1985)

This image by Heyden (1637-1712) is notable for its restrained depiction of evening light, with more white than gold in the spectrum and just a hint of pink in some of the clouds. But it is the vivid naturalism of the scene, with its matter-of-fact viewpoint, recording a public thoroughfare with no deference to the country house, which so remarkably anticipates the landscapes of the Impressionists. It is also possible that Constable had seen this painting when he painted his Scene on a Navigable River in 1816–17 (Tate, London), with its sparkling pointillist touch and scrupulous record of a working inland waterway (http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/eGallery/object.asp?maker=12090&object=405948&row=1&detail=about).


Jacob van Ruisdael – The J. Paul Getty Museum 86.PB.597. Bridge with a Sluice (1648-1649)

Materials: oil on panel. Dimensions: 39.4 x 55.9. Nr.: 86.PB.597. Source: http://www.getty.edu/art/collections/images/enlarge/00091501.JPG. P.S. I have changed the light of the original photo.

Bathed in sunlight breaking through the clouds, a rustic sluice, used to regulate water levels and irrigate farmland, sits above a background of productive pastureland. Jacob van Ruisdael, one of the great Dutch landscape painters of the 1600s, explored a range of landscape motifs in his work, including forest scenes, seascapes, beach scenes, and panoramic landscapes. In Bridge with a Sluice, Ruisdael made an ordinary object monumental by making it larger than all the other elements in the painting, thereby calling attention to its use and placement in the countryside. The diagonal movement of the rugged road at the left draws the eye up toward the sluice and then down to the land below. A single figure populates the scene, but the sluice symbolizes the human presence in nature and human attempts to control it (http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artObjectDetails?artobj=915).


Caspar van Wittel – Museo del Prado P00475. Vista de Venecia desde San Giorgio (1697)

Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 98 x 174 cm. Source: www.museodelprado.es/uploads/tx_gbobras/P00475.jpg. P.S. I have changed the light, contrast and colors of the original photo.


Jacob van Ruisdael – Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig 1055. Dünenlandschaft mit einem Eseltreiber (1647)

Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 71.7 x 95.3 cm. Nr.: Inv.-Nr. 1055. Source: bib.gfz-potsdam.de/pub/wegezurkunst/ruisdael_mdbk/images/…. P.S. I have changed the light of the original photo.