Artist after Jacob Isaaksz van Ruisdael, Dutch, 1628 or 1629-1682
  • Landscape with a Farm House and Windmill
Date 17th century or possibly later
Medium Oil on oak panel
Dimensions Unframed: 12 5/8 × 13 3/4 inches (32.1 × 34.9 cm)
Framed: 20 3/4 × 21 3/4 × 3 inches (52.7 × 55.2 × 7.6 cm)
Credit Line Bequest of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar B. Whitcomb
Accession Number 53.352
Department European Painting
Not On View
1816, collection of General R. de Verdier (Paris, France);
March 13, 1816, auction de Verdier at (Laneuville, Paris, France), lot 70.
1829, possibly collection of M. Saportas (Amsterdam, Netherlands).
collection Chaplin (London, England).
May 14, 1832, auction Abraham Saportas at (de Vries, Amsterdam, Netherlands), lot 83;
purcahsed by Brondgeest.
possibly 1873, (Galerie Sedelmeyer, Paris, France).
collection of Max Kann [or Kahn] (Paris, France);
March 3, 1879, auction M. Kann [or Kahn] at (Drouot, Paris, France), lot 57.
by 1920 [possibly 1910], (F. Kleinberger, Paris, France), inv. 8392;
January 26, 1920, purchased by Moscow and Wiesbaden, Collection Ludwig Mandl.
July 10, 1923, auction (Fr. Muller, Amsterdam, Netherlands), lot. 128.
by November 1923, (F. Kleinberger, Paris, France and New York, New York, USA);
January 30, 1925, purchased by Mr. & Mrs. Edgar B. Whitcomb (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1953-present, bequest to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Smith J. Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the most eminent Dutch, Flemish and French Painters, vol. 6. London, 1829, p. 49, no. 155.

[?] Gemälde alter Meister aus dem Wiener Privatbesitze. Exh. cat., Osterreichischen Museum für Kunst und Industrie. Vienna, 1873, no. 147.

Hofstede de Groot, C. Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the most eminent Dutch Painters of the Seventeenth Century, vol. 4. London, 1912, p. 59, no. 181 [as signed and dated 1667; and also probably no. 190].

Loan Exhibition of Dutch Paintings of the Seventeenth Century. Exh. cat., DIA. Detroit, January 9-25, 1925, (unpaginated), cat. 24 [lent by F. Kleinberger, NYC].

The Third Loan Exhibition of Old Masters Italian, Flemish, Dutch, German, French, Spanish and English Fifteenth to Nineteenth Century. Exh. cat., DIA. Detroit, March 22-April 4, 1926, (unpaginated), cat. 42, (repr.) [lent by Edgar B. Whitcomb].

Fifth Loan Exhibition of Old and Modern Masters. Exh. cat., DIA. Detroit, October 1927, p. 30, cat. 49 [lent by Edgar B. Whitcomb-entry by W. Heil].

Rosenberg, J. "Hobbema," Jahrbuch der preussischen Kunstsammlungen, vol. 48 (1927): pp. 139-[?], esp. p. 139 [as dated 1657].

Rosenberg, J. Jacob van Ruisdael. Berlin, 1928, pp. 35, 78, no. 110, pl. XLV, (fig. 69) [as signed & dated 1657].

Heil, W. "The Edgar B. Whitcomb Collection in Detroit," Art in America, vol. 16 (February 1928): pp. 49-67, (fig. 5) [as ca. 1656-1660].

Ninth Loan Exhibition of Dutch Genre and Landscape Painting of the Seventeenth Century. Exh. cat., DIA. Detroit, October 16-November 10, 1929, p. xvi, cat. 60 [lent by Edgar B. Whitcomb--intro. by W. R. Valentiner].

Simon, K. E. Jacob van Ruisdael. Berlin, 1930 [with additions and corrections to diss. of 1927], p. 74 [as dated 1657].

Dutch Painting of the Seventeenth Century. Exh. cat., DIA. Detroit, November 15-29, 1931, p. 32.

Loan Exhibition of Dutch Landscape Painting. Exh. cat., DIA. Detroit, February 3-26, 1939, cat. 31, (repr.) [intro. by E. P. Richardson, unpaginated; lent by Mr. & Mrs.Edgar B. Whitcomb].

Masterpieces of Art. Exh. cat., New York World's Fair. New York, 1939-1940, cat. 341, (repr.) [exh. organized by W. R. Valentiner, and G. H. McCal].

Catalogue of the Whitcomb Gifts. DIA. Detroit, 1954, p. 31, (repr.).

Stechow, W. "Significant Dates on Some Seventeenth Century Dutch Landscape Paintings," Oud Holland, vol. 75 (1960): pp. 79-92, esp. p. 80.

Landscape into Art. Exh. cat., Atlanta Art Association. Atlanta, February 1962, cat. 11 (unpaginated).

Stechow, W. Dutch Landscape Painting of the Seventeenth Century. London, 1966, pp. 59, 198, (fig. 111).

Stechow, W. "Ruisdael in the Cleveland Museum," Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art, vol. 55, no. 8 (1968): pp.250-261, esp. p. 250, footnote 12.

Schmidt, W. Studien zur Landschaftskunst Jacob van Ruisdaels. Hildesheim & New York, 1981, pp. 67-68 (as 1657).

Slive, S. Jacob van Ruisdael A Complete Catalogue of His Paintings, Drawings and Etchings. New Haven & London, 2001, pp. 146-147, no. 129, (repr.).

Masters of Dutch Painting: The Detroit Institute of Arts. London, 2004, pp. 210-211 [entry by G. S. Keyes].

Fine Art Connoisseur, vol. 3, issue 1 (January 2006): (unpaginated).