Dutch nineteenth century paintings: a romance with history

22 February 2021

The National Gallery, London’s current Picture of the Month is Willem Koekkoek’s View of Oudewater, c.1867. Koekkoek came from a dynasty of painters and specialized in minutely detailed, atmospheric townscapes influenced by the work of Golden Age artists such as Pieter van Saenredam (1597-1665) and Gerrit Berckheyde (1638-1698), both of whom are represented in the National Gallery’s superb Dutch collection.

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