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Cornelis Gerritsz Decker (pre 1625 - 1678)

Landscape - a river and figures


Oil on panel

Height: 29.2cm, sight size
Width: 24cm

Museum number: P251

Curatorial note

A Dutch landscape depicting a figure on the bank of a river. Soane believed that this painting was by Jacob van Ruisdael (it appears to bear his signature which is now believed to be a fake). The painting was later attributed to Roelof de Vries, a close follower of Ruysdael in Haarlem. However the attribution to Cornelis Decker (by Professor Seymour Slive) seems more reliable.


Soane, Description, 1835, p.70
New Description, 2007, p. 31

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