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Jacob van Ruisdael



Jacob van Ruisdael

(b Haarlem, 1628–9; d Amsterdam, c. 10 March 1682; bur Haarlem, 14 March 1682).

Dutch painter, draughtsman and etcher. He is regarded as the principal figure among Dutch landscape painters of the second half of the 17th century. His naturalistic compositions and style of representing massive forms and his colour range constituted a new direction away from the ‘tonal phase’ (c. 1620–c. 1650) associated with the previous generation of landscape painters and exemplified by the work of his uncle Salomon van Ruysdael, Jan van Goyen, Cornelis Vroom, Pieter Molijn and others. Ruisdael showed unusual versatility: he produced several distinct landscape types—mountainous, woodland and river settings, waterfalls, beach and dune scenes, seascapes, panoramas and winter scenes—and created images that were both innovative and among the best in their category. He was not apparently interested in the fashion for Italianate landscapes but stands out as a unique talent in the context of such notable contemporaries as Aelbert Cuyp and Philips Koninck. His oeuvre comprises c. 700 paintings and c. 100 drawings, the majority undated.


View of Haarlem with Bleaching Grounds

c 1665
Oil on canvas, 62,2 x 55,2 cm
Kunsthaus, Zurich


Winter Landscape

Oil on canvas, 42 x 49,7 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam


The Jewish Cemetery

Oil on canvas, 84 x 95 cm
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden


The Jewish Cemetery

c 1657
Oil on canvas, 141 x 182.9 cm
Institute of Arts, Detroit


The Large Forest

Oil on canvas, 140 x 180 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna


Landscape with Church and Village

Oil on canvas, 59,1 x 73,2 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich


The Marsh in a Forest

c. 1665
Oil on canvas, 72,5 x 99 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg


The Ray of Sunlight

c. 1660
Oil on canvas, 83 x 99 cm
Musee du Louvre, Paris


An Extensive Landscape with a Ruined Castle and a Village Church

Oil on canvas, 109 x 146 cm
National Gallery, London


Landscape with a View of Haarlem

Oil on canvas, 52 x 65 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin


Village at Winter at Moonlight

Oil on canvas, 36 x 32 cm
Staatsgalerie, Schleissheim

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