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Ruisdael, Jacob van
Winter Landscape Winter Landscape
1660s 1660s

Jacob van Ruisdael first trained under his uncle Salomon in Haarlem, and only settled in Amsterdam around 1657, evidently in pursuit of a larger market for his work. With powerful effects of light, movement and space, he emerged as a preeminent Dutch master of the Baroque landscape. He also applied his penchant for severity to the winter landscape, upending the tradition of depicting leisure activities on frozen rivers, as demonstrated in this scene of an isolated couple under a dark and stormy sky.

 
Ruisdael, Jacob van
Haarlem, Netherlands 1628-Amsterdam, Netherlands 1682 Haarlem, Netherlands 1628-Amsterdam, Netherlands 1682
Winter Landscape Winter Landscape
1660s 1660s
Oil on canvas Oil on canvas
overall: 35.5 cm x 31.1 cm; mounted on canvas: 38.6 cm x 33.3 cm
Gift of Alfred and Isabel Bader, 2008 Gift of Alfred and Isabel Bader, 2008
51-004.04

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