Landscape with Waterfall

Jacob van RuisdaelAround 1668


Amsterdam, Netherlands

The depiction of waterfalls became one of Ruisdael's specialities after he moved to Amsterdam around 1656. His mature works are characterised by ambitious compositions. This landscape is actually a figment of the artist's imagination, and was painted in the studio. Ruisdael probably found inspiration in the landscapes he saw on his journey to Bentheim, in Germany.

A. van der Hoop Bequest, 1854. On loan from the City of Amsterdam, 1885.


  • Title: Landscape with Waterfall
  • Creator: Jacob Isaacksz van Ruisdael
  • Creator Death Place: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Creator Birth Place: Haarlem, The Netherlands
  • Date Created: Around 1668
  • Style: Northern Netherlands School
  • Provenance: On loan from the City of Amsterdam (A. van der Hoop Bequest), since 1885
  • Physical Dimensions: w1960 x h1425 mm
  • Original Title: Landschap met waterval
  • Type: Painting
  • External Link: See more on the Rijksmuseum website
  • Medium: oil on canvas

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