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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 Amsterdam

Oil on canvas, 52,5 x 43,5 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest

 

 


Sunrise in a Wood

after 1670
Oil on canvas, 90 x 77 cm
Wallace Collection, London


 


Two Watermills and an Open Sluice near Singraven

1650-52
Oil on canvas, 87,3 x 111,5 cm
National Gallery, London


 

Bentheim Castle

1653
Oil on canvas
National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin


 

The Castle at Bentheim

1651
Oil on canvas, 97,7 x 81,3
Private collection, Norfolk


 

The Great Oak

1652
Oil on canvas
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles


 

Landscape with a House in the Grove

about 1646
Oil on canvas, 105 x 162 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg


 

Two Water Mills and an Open Sluice

1653
Oil on canvas
Private collection


 

Two Undershot Water-Mills with Men Opening a Sluice

1650s
Oil on oak panel, 54 x 68 cm
Private collection


 

The Dam Square in Amsterdam

c. 1670
Oil on canvas, 52 x 65 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

 

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