The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Landscape with a Village
  • Jacob van Ruisdael (1628 - 1682)
  • Landscape with a Village
  • Netherlands
  • c. 1650 - c. 1655
  • Painting
  • Oil on canvas
  • Image size: 72.5 x 90.4 cm
    Frame size: 95.2 x 102.2 cm
  • Signature: 'JVRuisdael', the 'JVR' in monogram
  • P156
  • East Galleries I
Further Reading
  • The view may depict Steinfurt Castle in Burgsteinfurt, Westphalia, which Ruisdael is thought to have visited during his travels with Nicolaes Berchem c.1650-1. Castles occur frequently in Ruisdael’s works and appealed to Dutch artists not just as recognizable local landmarks but also for their associations with strength and impregnability.