Aug 9, 2011
Feb 1, 2007
Aug 9, 2011
Aug 9, 2011

Castle on a River

Castle on a River


Salomon van Ruysdael

(Dutch, 1602–1670)

Oil on wood

Framed: 57 x 79 x 5.5 cm (22 7/16 x 31 1/8 x 2 3/16 in.); Unframed: 39.3 x 60.5 cm (15 1/2 x 23 13/16 in.)

Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt Fund 1973.2



Salomon van Ruysdael, the uncle of Jacob van Ruisdael, here represents a free interpretation of the Castle Loevenstein. In addition to its picturesque qualities, the castle had great political and cultural importance as the official state prison and a key fort in the southern Netherlands. Painted just before the Dutch won independence from Spain in 1648, the painting likely expressed nationalist pride for its owner.

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