Woodland Vistas

1670s
Jacob Isaacksz. van Ruisdael (Dutch, 1628 or 1629–1682)


Dimensions

67.0 x 53.7 cm (26 3/8 x 21 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

52.1757

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Paintings

Provenance

1858, John Blake, Esq., Aigburth, near Liverpool; March 13, 1858, Blake sale, Christie, Manson and Woods, London, lot 79, sold to Rippe for 66 guineas. 1870, Charles Adolphus (b. 1841-d. 1907), 7th Earl of Dunmore, Dunmore Park, Scotland; May 13, 1870, Earl of Dunmore sale, Christie, Manson and Woods, London, lot 17, to Arthur Cunliffe for £236.50 [see note 1]; June 20, 1924, Cunliffe sale, Christie's, London, lot 163, sold to Ascher (probably Asscher, Koetser, and Welker, London) [see note 2]. 1925, Paul Bottenwieser, Berlin [see note 3]. 1925, Galerie van Diemen and Co., Berlin; 1925, sold by Van Diemen to Mrs. Henry J. Pierce, New York; 1937, sold by Mrs. Pierce to Edwin Hale Abbot, Jr. (b. 1881 - d. 1966), Cambridge, MA and Ventnor, NJ; 1952, gift of Edwin Hale Abbot, Jr., to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 11, 1952)

NOTES:
[1] Unless otherwise noted, this provenance information is taken from Seymour Slive, Jacob van Ruisdael: A Complete Catalogue of his Paintings, Drawings, and Etchings (New Haven and London, 2001), cat. no. 323, p. 261. [2] That it was sold to Ascher is according to Slive 2001 (as above, n. 1). According to information annotated on a photograph of the painting, on file at the Witt Library, Courtauld Institute of Art, London, the painting was with Asscher, Koetser and Welker in 1926 (sic). [3] According to information annotated on a photograph of the painting on file at the Witt Library, as above, n. 2.

Credit Line

Gift of Edwin H. Abbot, Jr. in memory of his father Edwin H. Abbot