Salomon van Ruysdael

Winter Landscape at Arnhem

Salomon van Ruysdael  Winterlandschap bij Arnhem
Salomon van Ruysdael  Winterlandschap bij Arnhem
Salomon van Ruysdael  Winterlandschap bij Arnhem
Salomon van Ruysdael  Winterlandschap bij Arnhem
Salomon van Ruysdael  Winterlandschap bij Arnhem
Salomon van Ruysdael  Winterlandschap bij Arnhem

Salomon van Ruysdael
Winter Landscape at Arnhem

1653 On view in Room 12

It is all go on the ice. People are enjoying a ride in a horse-drawn sleigh outside the city of Arnhem, playing kolf (a sort of ice hockey) and toppling over as their skates slip out from under them. Familiar scenes like this made winter landscapes extremely popular in the seventeenth century.

Salomon van Ruysdael specialised in Dutch landscapes, but painted relatively few ice scenes. Thanks to Van Dedem’s gift, the Mauritshuis is now also able to display one of his winter landscapes. It is a particularly beautiful example owing to the anecdotal details and great depth in the landscape, not to mention the fresh colours.

Technical details
Salomon van Ruysdael  Winterlandschap bij Arnhem

Salomon van Ruysdael
Winter Landscape at Arnhem

1653 On view in Room 12

Gift of Willem, Baron van Dedem to the Friends of the Mauritshuis Foundation, 2002
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Details

General information
Salomon van Ruysdael (Naarden 1600/1603 - 1670 Haarlem)
Winter Landscape at Arnhem
1653
painting
1128
Room 12
Material and technical details
oil
panel
80 x 56 cm
Inscriptions
linksonder, op de slee: S.VR. 1653

Provenance

François-Joseph, Duc de Caylus; Eugene Slatter Gallery, London, 1950; Diaz Estévez Collection, before 1983; sale London, Sotheby’s, 6 July 1983, lot 78; gift of Willem, Baron van Dedem to the Friends of the Mauritshuis Foundation, 2002; on loan to Willem, Baron van Dedem, and his widow, London, 2002-2016