The Mill
Rembrandt van Rijn - 1645-1648
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Essentially a romantic rather than a realistic interpretation of nature, the principal subject of the picture is the spirit of peace and calm that envelops the earth at dusk. The subordination of details in large masses of shadow heightens this mood. ‘The Mill’, which, for more than a century, was in an English private collection, had considerable influence on English landscape painters. John Constable described it as one of the four memorable paintings in the history of landscape and in itself sufficient to form an epoch of landscape painting.
Owner/Location: National Gallery of Art - Washington DC  (United States - Washington)
Dates: 1645-1648
Artist age:Approximately 42 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 88 cm (34.65 in.), Width: 106 cm (41.73 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member quintonwebster on 16 August 2007.
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