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Creator Name: Ruisdael, Jacob van
Creator Nationality: European; Dutch
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: Dutch, 1628/29-1682
Creator Name-CRT: Jacob Isaacksz. van Ruisdael
Title: Wheat Fields
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1660
Creation End Date: 1680
Creation Date: ca. 1670
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 39 3/8 x 51 1/4 in. (100 x 130.2 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 14.40.623
Credit Line: Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913
This large canvas of about 1670 is Ruisdael's most ambitious view of grain fields, a subject he treated frequently. The monumental design, with its centralized recession into space, might have been intended for a particular location, perhaps above a mantelpiece. During the seventeenth century, paintings of this size were usually hung high.
AMICA ID: MMA_.14.40.623
AMICA Library Year: 2000
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Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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