Naarden 1600/03-1670 Haarlem
Canvas, 73 x 103 cm
Signed with monogram and dated: S. VR 165
Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder, The Hague
Salomon van Ruysdael guides our eye from the brimming ferry to Valkhof Castle. The stately fort basks in the sun. Fishermen are hauling their nets in as boats sail past. But the real drama is in the sky, where the red glow of the evening struggles with the clouds.