Masterpiece from the Dutch Golden Age

Inspiration from master painter Jacob van Ruisdael

The Mill at Wijk bij Duurstede by the 17th century landscape painter Jacob van Ruisdael

The Mill at Wijk bij Duurstede – Jacob van Ruisdael – 1670

Being a passionate landscape photographer, I love getting inspiration from master painters of the landscape. My series Masterpieces is a photograpic quest for those old masters. I would like to present Jacob van Ruisdael, who made a name for himself in the Dutch Golden Age with his dramatic impressions of the Dutch landscape. Read how a landscape painter from the 17th century is able to inspire a 21st century landscape photographer in the story behind the image The Mill at Wijk bij Duurstede.