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Dutch landscape masterpiece acquired by Fort Worth's Kimbell museum to go on display Friday

May 16, 2014

The Associated Press

FORT WORTH, Texas - The Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth is putting its newly acquired landscape by a Dutch master on display.

The 17th century painting by Jacob van Ruisdael (RYZE'-dayl) titled "Edge of a Forest with Grainfield" will go on display Friday. Ruisdael is considered one of the greatest landscape painters. Ruisdael expert Seymour Slive calls the painting "a world-class masterpiece."

Earlier this year the museum purchased the painting from Oxford University'sWorcester College, which had the work since 1811 when an alumnus donated it.

The painting, measuring about 3 feet by 5 feet, depicts billowing clouds above a scene featuring a stream with a forest on one side and a field on the other.

The Kimbell has put the work in an antique Dutch gilt frame.

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Source: Canadian Press DataFile

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