(Netherlands 1628 or 1629 – buried 14 March 1682)
The little bridge
- 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.
- 19.5 x 28.0 cm platemark; 19.6 x 28.1 cm sheet
- Signature & date
Signed l.centre, [incised plate] "Ruisdael ...". Not dated.
- Bequest of Tom Roberts 1931
- Accession number