GOYEN, Jan van
(b. 1596, Leiden, d. 1656, Den Haag)

View of The Hague from the Northwest

Oil on wood, 66 x 96 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

About one hundred fifty views of cities (The Hague, Arnhem, Dordrecht, Brussels, Antwerp, Delft, and less well known places) are known in Jan van Goyen's oeuvre. They are usually seen from a far distance from here. Cityscapes that are similar to the present work in their attention to actual buildings in the background number between about seventy-five and a hundred.

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