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Title

The little bridge


Artist

Jacob van Ruisdael

Netherlands

- Mar 1682


About

Ruisdael made thirteen etchings in all, but it is not know from whom he learned the technique. This robustly executed print, showing a tumbledown cottage nestled within a group of trees, was executed not long after Ruisdael returned from his journey to the border region between the United Provinces and Westphalia in Germany. There he would have seen half-timbered vernacular buildings as depicted here. He continued to incorporate them into his works for the remainder of his career.


Details


Date

1650-1655


Media category

Print


Materials used

etching


Edition

ii of 2 states


Dimensions

19.5 x 28.0 cm platemark; 19.6 x 28.1 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed l.centre, [incised plate] "Ruisdael ...". Not dated.


Credit

Bequest of Tom Roberts 1931


Location

Not on display


Accession number

62.1998


Artist information

Jacob van Ruisdael

Works in the collection

4


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Renée Free, Forest and field: from Claude to the Barbizon School, Sydney, 1995, 6. no catalogue numbers