The Windmill at Wijk bij Duurstede, Jacob Isaacksz. van Ruisdael, c. 1668 - c. 1670

The Windmill at Wijk bij Duurstede, Jacob Isaacksz. van Ruisdael, c. 1668 - c. 1670

oil on canvas, h 83cm × w 101cm. More details

The windmill rises up majestically, defying the dark rain clouds and overshadowing the castle and the church of Wijk bij Duurstede. The River Lek flows in the foreground. This painting is world famous, and rightly so. In this impressive composition, Ruisdael united all the typical Dutch elements – the low-lying land, the water and the expansive sky – manipulating them to converge on the equally characteristic Dutch watermill.

On display in Eregalerij Jacob Isaacksz. van Ruisdael Landscapes Masterpieces

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