Landscape with Cascade
Landscape with Cascade
Landscape with Cascade
Landscape with Cascade
Landscape with Cascade

Image Resources | Currently on View in William C. Griffith Jr. and Carolyn C. Griffith Gallery

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

artist
Jacob v. Ruisdael (Dutch, 1628/1629-1682)
creation date
about 1670 - 1675
materials
oil on canvas
dimensions
30 x 37 in.
39-3/4 x 47 in. (framed)
accession number
44.54
credit line
Gift in memory of Daniel W. and Elizabeth C. Marmon
copyright
Public Domain
collection
European Painting and Sculpture to 1945
colors