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UNKNOWN ARTIST

Title:

The Crossroads

Nationality, Life:

Dutch, Early 18th Century

Date:

18th Century

Medium:

Oil on canvas

Size:

14 x 24 in.

This piece is in the manner of Salomon Van Ruysdael who was born in Naarden, north of Amsterdam, in 1602.  Renowned in the history of Dutch painting for atmospheric and monochromatic landscape, genre and village scenes, Ruysdael was influenced by the tonal period that characterized the 1630s.  His work is often compared to fellow Dutch painter Jan van Goyen, with whom he shared a typical style of 17th century painting. Ruysdael developed an increasingly classicizing approach throughout his career, evoking time and place as in the oil on canvas work, “The Crossroads.”