Information from the museum, 11 September 2012
Dutch seventeenth-century artists were the first to paint naturalistic images of their countryside. The National Gallery of Ireland has an outstanding collection of Dutch landscape paintings and drawings, comprising
iconic works by Jacob van Ruisdael, Aelbert Cuyp, Jan van Goyen and Hendrick
Avercamp, and one of just nine known painted landscapes by Rembrandt. This
exhibition will emphasise the diversity of the collection, in which all subgenres practised at the time are represented. These include, among others, classical Dutch landscapes, Italianate landscapes, winter landscapes, townscapes, seascapes, nightscapes and contemporary views of Brazil.