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'Le coup de soleil' (Fantasy View of Alkmaar)

Oil painting on canvas, 'Le coup de soleil' (Fantasy View of Alkmaar) by Jacob van Ruisdael (1628-1682). A view towards the Dutch town of Alkmaar, with the Grote Kerk standing out on the horizon; nearer the foreground the castle of Egmond, left, and a windmill, right, and cottages among trees; beyond lies the flat landscape, momentarily lit by the sun breaking through rain clouds. Inscribed - J. v. Ruisdael (signed, JvR in monogram).

Periods: 17th Century

Place of origin: Holland

Credit: Upton House, The Bearsted Collection (National Trust)

1669 - 1675
Oil on canvas
400.0 x 406.0mm
NT 446731
Image and text © Upton House NTPL

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Upton House and Gardens
Upton House and Gardens
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