Jacob van Ruisdael’s Landscape with a Windmill: Human Ingenuity and Divine Favor


John Walsh

Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Gartner Auditorium

A highlight in the newly reinstalled Northern European galleries, Landscape with a Windmill is a brilliant work by a precocious 18-year-old who became the greatest landscape painter in the Netherlands. Walsh examines the picture in detail and shows how it reveals the artist’s powers as a dramatist and how his image advertises the virtues of his new nation.