Jacob van Ruisdael, ‘The Cottage on the Hill’, 1650's, Print, Etching on laid paper, watermark Bunch of grapes, Jan Johnson Old Master & Modern Prints
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Jacob van Ruisdael

The Cottage on the Hill, 1650's

Etching on laid paper, watermark Bunch of grapes
7 7/10 × 11 in
19.5 × 28 cm
Medium
Condition
Very good, dark, even impression in the 18th C. edition almost always encountered in Ruisdael’s large plates, small margins, good condition.
Signature
Signed in the lower centre plate margin
Frame
Not included
Jacob van Ruisdael
Dutch, 1628–1682
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Jacob van Ruisdael was a prolific Dutch landscape painter, said to have produced hundreds of works in his career. Van Ruisdael first studied painting with his father and uncle, Isaak and Salomon van Ruisdael. He received his formal training in landscape painting in Germany, and traveled frequently between the two countries before settling in Amsterdam. As a result, many of the scenes featured in his paintings are a fictionalized hybrid between the Dutch and German countryside. Trees, waterfalls, and windmills are recurring motifs in his compositions, which are characteristically rendered with thick impasto and rich colors. During his time in Amsterdam, van Ruisdael also served as a mentor and instructor for young Dutch artists, including Jan van Kessel and Meindert Hobbema.

Jacob van Ruisdael, ‘The Cottage on the Hill’, 1650's, Print, Etching on laid paper, watermark Bunch of grapes, Jan Johnson Old Master & Modern Prints
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Medium
Condition
Very good, dark, even impression in the 18th C. edition almost always encountered in Ruisdael’s large plates, small margins, good condition.
Signature
Signed in the lower centre plate margin
Frame
Not included
Jacob van Ruisdael
Dutch, 1628–1682
Follow

Jacob van Ruisdael was a prolific Dutch landscape painter, said to have produced hundreds of works in his career. Van Ruisdael first studied painting with his father and uncle, Isaak and Salomon van Ruisdael. He received his formal training in landscape painting in Germany, and traveled frequently between the two countries before settling in Amsterdam. As a result, many of the scenes featured in his paintings are a fictionalized hybrid between the Dutch and German countryside. Trees, waterfalls, and windmills are recurring motifs in his compositions, which are characteristically rendered with thick impasto and rich colors. During his time in Amsterdam, van Ruisdael also served as a mentor and instructor for young Dutch artists, including Jan van Kessel and Meindert Hobbema.

Jacob van Ruisdael

The Cottage on the Hill, 1650's

Etching on laid paper, watermark Bunch of grapes
7 7/10 × 11 in
19.5 × 28 cm
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