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Artist: Salomon van Ruysdael
[Dutch painter, ca.1600-1670]

Title: River View of Nijmegen with the Valkhof

Date: 1648
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 41 inches (wide?)
Location: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California

Image size: 4424 x 3168 pixels (at full zoom)
              
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Some of the grandeur of this painting comes from its composition, the way the main tower of Valkof castle thrusts skyward across the serene diagonal of the river and town, straight through the almost swirling forces evidenced by the pattern of clouds in the sky.
 
 
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