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Landscape With Cascade

Jacob v. Ruisdael (Dutch, 1628/1629-1682)

Ruisdael's many paintings of rocky landscapes with waterfalls are often characterized as Scandinavian scenes, even though the artist never visited this region. The paintings are instead influenced by the works of Allart van Everdingen, who traveled to Norway and Sweden in the mid-1640s and popularized images of Scandinavian scenery. The vogue for Northern landscapes may have led Ruisdael to undertake a similar trip to the Dutch-German border in the 1650s and this is likely the direct source for many of his paintings of waterfalls.

Object Information

Jacob v. Ruisdael (Dutch, 1628/1629-1682)
creation date
about 1670 - 1675
oil on canvas
30 x 37 in.
39-3/4 x 47 in. (framed)
accession number
credit line
Gift in memory of Daniel W. and Elizabeth C. Marmon
Public Domain
European Painting and Sculpture to 1945