Artist Salomon Jacobsz van Ruysdael, Dutch, 1600/1603-1670
  • River Landscape
Date 1643
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 39 1/4 × 54 inches (99.7 × 137.2 cm)
Framed: 47 7/8 × 62 3/4 × 3 1/2 inches (121.6 × 159.4 × 8.9 cm)
Credit Line Gift of James E. Scripps
Accession Number 89.43
Department European Painting
On View Dutch Golden Age S380, Level 3 (see map)
Signed Signed and dated, lower left on boat: S. Ruysdael. 1643.
Collection Gerrit Braamcamp (probably Amsterdam, Netherlands);
June 4, 1766, (De Bosch, Cok, probably Amsterdam, Netherlands) lot 10;
1766, Fouquet [bought for fl. 32];
Collection Corbett Winder (Vaynor Park, Berriew, Wales);
April 6, 1889, sale (Christie's, London, England) lot 63;
1889, Deacon [bought for pounds sterling 105].
James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1889-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Detroit Museum of Art, Catalogue of the Scripps Collection. Detroit, 1889, no. 55.

Catalogue of Dutch & Flemish Pictures and a Few Modern Pictures, the Property of Major Corbett-Winder; A Small Collection of Ancient and Modern Pictures, of T.S. Starkey, Esq., of Huttons Ambo, York; and Others from Different Private Collections. Sales cat., Christie, Manson & Woods, London, April 6, 1889, p. 9, no. 63. [as "A View Near Dort"]

Scripps, James E. Handbook of the Paintings Ancient and Modern Belonging to the Detroit Museum of Art. Detroit, 1895, p. 30.

Detroit Museum of Art, Handbook of Paintings by the Old Masters. Detroit, 1910, p. 39, no. 51. [as A View of Dordrecht]

Detroit Institute of Arts, Catalogue of Paintings, Sculpture, and Contemporary Arts and Crafts. Detroit, 1920, p. 56, no. 52 (ill.).

Ninth Loan Exhibition of Dutch Genre and Landscape Paintings of the Seventeenth Century. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1929, p. xvi, no. 63.

Heil, W. "Holländische Ausstellung im Detroiter Museum." Pantheon 5 (1930): pp. 32-36.

Heil, W. Catalogue of Paintings in the Permanent Collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1930, no. 197 (ill.).

Richardson, E.P. "From Old Bruegel to Van Goyen." Art Quarterly 1, 3 (1938): pp. 181-203 (fig. 13)

Stechow, W. Salomon van Ruysdael. Eine Einführung in seine Kunst. Berlin, 1938, p. 107, no. 341.

Stechow, W. "Salomon van Ruysdael's Paintings in America." Art Quarterly 2 (1939): pp. 251-264.

Richardson, E.P., ed. Detroit Institute of Arts, Catalogue of Paintings. Detroit, 1944, p. 116, no. 197.

Bille, Clara. De Tempel der Kunst of het Kabinet van den Heer Braamcamp. Amsterdam, 1961. Vol. 2, p. 82. [cited under sale of June 4, 1766, lot 10]

Stechow, W. "Review of C. Bille, De Tempel der Kunst of het Kabinet van den Heer Braamcamp." Art Bulletin 44 (1962): pp. 151-152.

Stechow, W. Salomon van Ruisdael. Eine Einführung in seine Kunst. Berlin, 1975, p. 120, no. 341. [cites Braamcamp provenance]

Cummings, Frederick J., ed. Selected Works from the Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1979, pp. 69. 75, no. 45 (ill.).

Wissman, F. W. European Vistas: Cultural Landscapes. Detroit, 2000, pp. 58-59, 61 (ill.).

Masters of Dutch Painting, The Detroit Institute of Arts. London, 2004, pp. 216-217.