Landscape with Sandy Road

Landscape with Sandy Road
Artist:
Salomon van Ruysdael (Dutch, 1602/3-1670)
Date:
1628
Medium:
Oil on panel 
Dimensions:
11-1/4 x 15-1/2 in. (28.6 x 39.4 cm) 
Credit Line:
The Norton Simon Foundation 
Accession Number:
F.1970.15.P 
Copyright:
© The Norton Simon Foundation 
On View
Description

Late sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century Dutch landscape paintings were primarily panoramic views painted with a multiplicity of design and color. In the 1620s, a group of artists in Haarlem—Esias van de Velde, Jan van Goyen, Pieter Molijn and Salomon van Ruysdael—began to turn to their native countryside for subject matter. They developed a more unified structure by employing a common tonality throughout their paintings. Ruysdael signed this jewel of a painting “Ruyesdael.” By 1630–31 he dropped the first “e” in his signature.

Provenance:

Anonymous (sale, London, Sotheby’s, 7 December 1932, lot 67, to “Collings”);
Leo Collins (a.k.a. Cohen/Collings), Vienna.
[D. A. Hoogendijk & Co., Amsterdam, ca. November, 1934- still in 1936].
[E.J. van Wisselingh & Co., Amsterdam, sold 1970 to];
The Norton Simon Foundation.

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