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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Salomon van Ruysdael, Dutch (Naarden, Netherlands 1600/3 - 1670 Haarlem, Netherlands)
Landscape with Boats and Figures
Other Titles
Former Title: A River Landscape with Lobster Pots
Work Type
c. 1635
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Physical Descriptions

Oil on panel
38.7 × 52.1 cm (15 1/4 × 20 1/2 in.)
Framed: 58.1 × 71.4 cm (22 7/8 × 28 1/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: verso, on panel, black stencil? : [illegible, possibly three characters] 53
  • inscription: lower right: S. Ruysdael


Recorded Ownership History
Possibly [Asher Wertheimer], sold; to[Charles Brunner, Paris, April 1912], possibly sold; to [Eymer, Vienna, April 1913]. [1] [Christie's, Amsterdam, May 21, 1985, lot 163]. Hans Koenig (1923-2016), Minusio, Switzerland, sold; to [Johnny Van Haeften, Ltd., London, March 1992], sold; to Peter and Anne Brooke, Boston, November 1992, by descent; to Samuel R. Brooke, Peter W. Brooke and John F. Brooke, 2020, gift; to Harvard Art Museums, 2021

[1] According to Stechow 1938, the work was owned by Charles Brunner. According to the inventory cards held at the INHA, the work is possibly Brunner stock 6530, purchased from Asher Wertheimer on April 24, 1912 and sold to Eymer (possibly August) on April 30, 1913.

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Samuel R. Brooke, Peter W. Brooke and John F. Brooke in memory of Peter A. Brooke and Anne F. Brooke
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art

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Publication History

  • Wolfgang Stechow, Salomon van Ruysdael: eine Einführung in seine Kunst: mit kritischem Katalog der Gemälde, Verlag Gebr. Mann (Berlin, 1938), p. 79, no. 99
  • Wolfgang Stechow, Salomon van Ruysdael: Eine Einführung in seine Kunst: mit kritischen Katalog der Gemalde, Gebr. Mann Verlag (Berlin, 1975), p. 83, no. 99
  • Important Old Master Pictures, auct. cat., Christie's, Amsterdam (Amsterdam, May 21, 1985), pp. 38-39, lot 163, repr. p. 38
  • Dutch and Flemish Old Master Paintings, auct. cat. (London, 1992), no. 27, repr.

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