An image of The little bridge

Jacob Isaacksz van Ruisdael

(Netherlands 1628 or 1629 – buried 14 March 1682)

The little bridge

Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Year
1650-1655
Media
Print
Medium
etching
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
Accession number
62.1998