Landscape with Sandy Road
Salomon van Ruysdael (Dutch, 1602/3-1670)
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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.


  • Artist Name: Salomon van Ruysdael (Dutch, 1602/3-1670)
  • Title: Landscape with Sandy Road
  • 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

Object Information

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.

Tentoonstelling oude kunst uit het bezit van den internationalen handel

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  • Campbell, Sara, Collector Without Walls: Norton Simon and His Hunt for the Best,2010, cat. 741 p. 334
  • H., Maandblad voor beeldende kunsten, p. 378
  • Gerson, Horst, The Connoisseur,fig. 8
  • Catalogus van de tentoonstelling van oude kunst uit ket bezit van den internationalen handel,no. 141
  • Sutton, Peter C., et al., Masters of 17th Century Dutch Landscape Painting, p.35, 466
  • Stechow, Wolfgang, Dutch Landscape Painting in the Seventeenth Century, p. 26
  • H., Maandblad voor Beeldende Kunsten, pp. 55-59
  • Stechow, Wolfgang, Salomon van Ruysdael,no. 227, fig. 6 pp. 17-18
  • Stechow, Wolfgang, Salomon van Ruysdael,no. 227, fig. 3 p. 17-18
  • Benesch, Otto, From an art Historian's Workshop,fig. 22 p. 23
  • Norton Simon Museum, Selected Paintings at the Norton Simon Museum,1980, p. 63
  • Sutton, Peter C., A Guide to Dutch Art in America, p. 217
  • Liedtke, Walter, Apollo, p. 24
  • Schama, Simon, Masters of 17th Century Dutch Landscape Painting,fig. 3 p. 67
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