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Title

The little bridge

1650-1655

Artist

Jacob Isaacksz van Ruisdael

Netherlands

1628 or 1629 - buried 14 March 1682

  • 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
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    Jacob Isaacksz van Ruisdael

    Works in the collection

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  • 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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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