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Current Location: Gallery 15: Dutch Gallery


Landscape with a Blasted Tree near a House


Painter: Ruisdael, Jacob van




History note: Edward King; bequeathed to his widow, Susanna King, 1807; bequeathed to her late husband's niece, Anne Windsor, later Countess Plymouth, 1820; bequeathed to her great-nephew, A.A. VanSittart, 1850

Measurements and weight

Height: 52.7 cm
Width: 67.6 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1864) by VanSittart, Augustus Arthur


Production date: circa AD 1645

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Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of panel (wood)

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on panel

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: v Ruisdael (the v and R forming a monogram)
  • Location: Lower right
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 16... (the date has been read both 1647 and 1648, and 1649 has also been suggested as probable, but 1648 seems most likely to be correct, as a companion piece to the present picture is signed and dated in this year)
  • Location: Lower right
  • Type: Date

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 84
Primary reference Number: 1899
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 14 September 2022 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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