Jacob van Ruisdael Dutch

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This canvas of the mid- to late 1660s depicts a road through grainfields and, in the distance, a village church. Contemporary viewers would have understood immediately the relationships between the rainclouds, the fields, and the mill. The finely detailed painting was owned by the English painter Sir Joshua Reynolds between 1756 and his death in 1792.

Grainfields, Jacob van Ruisdael (Dutch, Haarlem 1628/29–1682 Amsterdam), Oil on canvas

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