The church at Alkmaar in North Holland appears in at least three other paintings by Ruysdael. This painting, which dates from the end of the artist's life, is a variant of an earlier work in the Szépmüvészeti Múzeum, Budapest, signed and dated 1644, which includes the musicians but omits the girl standing in the pond, guarding pigs.
Where to see this painting?
The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
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