Artist Jacob Isaaksz van Ruisdael, Dutch, 1628 or 1629-1682
  • Landscape with a Watermill
Date ca. 1680
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 16 3/4 × 24 1/4 inches (42.5 × 61.6 cm)
Framed: 26 1/8 × 33 3/8 × 3 3/8 inches (66.4 × 84.8 × 8.6 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Sally Butzel Lewis (Mrs. Leonard T. Lewis) in memory of Leo M. and Carolyn H. Butzel
Accession Number F82.94
Department European Painting
On View Dutch Golden Age S380, Level 3 (see map)
Signed Signed, at lower right: JvRuisdael (JvR conjoined)
Sir S.F. Hayes Bt (Ireland);
Rudolf Peltzer (Cologne, Germany);
May 26-27, 1914, sold at auction Peltzer [Fr. Muller] (Amsterdam, Netherlands) lot 344;
1925, Gallery Paul Bottenwieser (Berlin, Germany);
1925, acquired by Leo Butzel;
by inheritance to his daughter Sally Butzel Lewis[Mrs. Leonard T. Lewis]
1982-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Rosenberg, J. Jacob van Ruisdael. Berlin, 1928, p. 78, no. 96.

Ninth Loan Exhibition of Dutch Genre and Landscape Painting of the Seventeenth Century. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1929, p. xvi, cat. 57.

Loan Exhibition of Dutch Landscape Painting. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1939, cat. 28.

Bulletin of the DIA: Annual Report 61, no. 3 (1983): pp. 14, 20 (fig. 14).

Slive, S. Jacob van Ruisdael A Complete Catalogue of His Paintings, Drawings and Etchings. New Haven and London, 2001, p. 134, cat. 114 (ill.).

Masters of Dutch Painting: The Detroit Institute of Arts. London, 2004, pp. 208-209.

Slive, Seymour. Jacob Van Ruisdael: Windmills and Water Mills. Los Angeles, 2011, p. 96, 97 (ill.) (fig. 69.) [acc. no. is listed incorrectly as F28.94.]