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 Ruisdael, Jacob van (Dutch painter and draftsman, born 1628 or 1629, died 1682) , Landscape with a Cottage, Bridge, and Sheep

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Title Landscape with a Cottage, Bridge, and Sheep
Collection Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums): Kelvingrove Museum
Artist Ruisdael, Jacob van (Dutch painter and draftsman, born 1628 or 1629, died 1682)
Date Earliest probably about 1650
Date Latest probably about 1655
Signed yes
Description In centre is a cottage amongst trees and in foreground is a rather unstable looking foot bridge across a stream. One figure is walking down a path to the bridge but a shepherd in centre foreground has chosen to drive his sheep through the water and wade behind them. In left foreground is a prominent dead tree stump.
Current Accession Number 612
Former Accession Number 424 (1893)
Inscription front ll (in monogram) 'JR'
Subject landscape; figure; animal (sheep)
Measurements 55.2 x 68.6 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by Mrs John Graham-Gilbert 1877.
Provenance Possibly Lebrun sale, Remy, Paris, 19-20 July 1773, lot 26, bought by Lebrun, 210 francs; probably R. D. Alston sale, Glasgow, 29 April 1847, lot 149, bought by Watkins; John Graham-Gilbert (1794-1866); by descent to Mrs. John Graham-Gilbert.
Principal Exhibitions Dutch Landscape Painting, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1983, cat. no. 36.
Publications Hofstede de Groot, C., 'Hollandsche Kunst in Schotland', Oud Holland, 11, 1893, p. 144, 424, as an old and good copy; Rosenberg, J., Jacob van Ruisdael, Berlin, 1928, cat. no. 496; Miles, H., Catalogue of Dutch and Flemish Paintings in the Glasgow Art Gallery, Glasgow, 1961, I, p. 124, no. 612, II, p. 77; Slive, S., Jacob van Ruisdael: A Complete Catalogue, New Haven and London, 2001, pp. 404-405, no. 567, as early 1650s.
Rights Owner Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums)
Author Robert Wenley



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