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ID number: BIRBI-38.11
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Artist / Maker: Ruisdael, Jacob van (1628/9-1682)
Title / Object name / Definition: A Woodland Landscape
Object type: Painting
Date made: The 1650s
Materials: Oil on canvas
Measurements: 61 x 84.5 cm
Provenance: Mary Anne, Baroness Forester; Christie's, 18 June 1937 (lot 69); purchased from Messrs. A. Tooth & Sons in 1938 for £2,200.
Description: The Dutch landscapist Jacob van Ruisdael painted many types of landscape, including numerous woodland scenes. In this comparatively open example a drover pauses as his animals cross a river; beyond the bridge, a flock of sheep graze a meadow. In contrast to Claude Lorrain, and the classical landscape tradition, the path and the river are blocked off and the viewer is not encouraged to travel imaginatively into the distance.
Inscriptions / Translations: Signed I.r.: JvR [in monogram]
Notes: Exhibited: 'Dutch Landscape Painting', Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, 1983, no. 37.
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