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Title: Wooded Hillside with a View of Bentheim Castle (also known as A Castle on a Hill)

Creator: Ruisdael, Jacob van

Location repository: Art Gallery of New South Wales

Repository work id number: 256.1991

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Culture: Dutch

Descriptive note: It is hard to escape the melancholy which imbues this painting. It depicts a site van Ruisdael was drawn to paint on twelve occasions, and is gloomy in the extreme. Yet through the shadowy foreground and steep, uninviting track, the castle itself, backlit by a burst of splendid clouds, rises like an apparition of hope.


Earliest date: 1655

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Language: English

Latest date: 1660

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Materials techniques: oil

Materials techniques 2: canvas

Measurements: 60.2 x 73.9 cm

Object work type: painting


Record source: AGNSW online catalogue

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