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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.


Waterfall with Castle Built on the Rock

c. 1665
Oil on canvas, 100 x 86 cm
Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum, Braunschweig


Waterfall in a Rocky Landscape

Oil on canvas, 98,5 x 85 cm
National Gallery, London


The Hunt

Oil on canvas, 107,5 x 147 cm
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden


Landscape with Waterfall

c. 1670
Oil on canvas, 101 x 142 cm
Wallace Collection, London


Waterfall by a Church

Oil on canvas, 109 x 131,5 cm
Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne


The Waterfall

Oil on canvas, 100 x 87 cm
Staatliche Museen, Kassel


Waterfall in a Mountainous Northern Landscape

Oil on canvas
Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge


Wheat Fields

Oil on canvas, 100 x 130,2 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York


The Windmill at Wijk bij Duurstede

c. 1670
Oil on canvas, 83 x 101 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam


The Shore at Egmond-an-Zee

c. 1675
Oil on canvas, 53 x 66 cm
National Gallery, London

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