Jacob van Ruisdael and Haarlem

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The subjects of this lecture are the great 17th-century Dutch landscape artist Jacob van Ruisdael, the Haarlem landscape tradition and the importance of Ruisdael’s native surroundings to the formation of his style. This artist’s paintings combine the real with the imaginary, so that the viewer is transported through his landscapes to specific locations around Haarlem whilst simultaneously entering an idealised world. The balance of these two elements will be discussed in the particular context of Ruisdael’s earlier works. The four paintings in the Wallace Collection are discussed and there will be an opportunity to see these paintings after the lecture.

Venue information

Opening times

Daily, including bank holidays, 10am – 5pm Closed 24 – 26 Dec

Entry details

Tickets 10.

To book, call 0870 050 3688 Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm


Lines open 9.00am Friday 4 September.

Thursday 16 November, 2.30 pm
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