Bernardo Bellotto – Philadelphia Museum of Art E1924-3-87. View of Verona with the Castelvecchio and Ponte Scaligero (c. 1745-1746)
Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 73.7 x 154.3 cm. Nr.: E1924-3-87 Source: http://en.gallerix.ru/storeroom/328907660/N/1335203809/.
Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 69.2 x 101.4 cm. Nr.: E1924-4-2. Acquisition date: 1924. Source: http://www.artfixdaily.com/images/pr/jan11_Highway%20of%20Combes-la-Ville%20-%20Giovanni%20Boldin.jpg. P.S. I have changed the contrast of the original photo.
Jacob van Ruisdael – Philadelphia Museum of Art E1924-3-90. Bleaching Fields to the North-Northeast of Haarlem (c. 1670-1675)
Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 43.8 x 53.7 cm. Nr.: E1924-3-90. Acquisition date: 1924. Source: classconnection.s3.amazonaws.com/1876/flashcards/632423/j…. P.S. I have changed the light, contrast and colors of the original photo.
Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 61 x 93 cm. Nr.:? Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/theubersteve/7320707886. P.S. I was not able to find this painting on the site of the museum.
Materials: oil on panel. Dimensions: 33.5 x 49.2 cm. Nr.: Cat. 563. John G. Johnson Collection, 1917. Source: http://www.alfredhartemink.nl/images/Art/Paintings/J_van_Ruisdael_Dune_landscape_(1655).jpg
This small panel painting is a rare pure dune landscape. These tall dunes around Haarlem were a sandy and rolling terrain that was unusually varied for Holland. A traveler in a red jacket appears in many of the artist’s paintings but forms an unusually central accent here, caught in dramatic light and emphasizing the difficulty of the terrain. As in the drawings in his 1646 sketchbook, Ruisdael here explores the Haarlem-area topography in the same way locals were encouraged to do by publications and prints (http://www.philamuseum.org/collections/permanent/102356.html_.