THE COLLECTION
Sunrise in a Wood
  • Date: probably 1670s
  • Object Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Image size: 89.6 x 76.7 cm
  • Inv: P247
  • Location: East Galleries I
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  • Van Ruisdael was one of the most famous landscape painters in seventeenth-century Holland, and the foremost exponent of the classical phase in the Dutch landscape tradition. This picture is a late work by the artist. Its unusual silvery tonality delicately suggests the effects of the sun’s rays illuminating a shepherd and his flock.