Oil/wood, 63,5 x 76 cm, verso collection seal, slightly rest. - Main exponent of dutch landscape painting, nephew of Salomon van Ruysdael, initially trained by his father Isaak, since 1648 member of the Haarlem painter"s guild, travelled Germany a. the Netherlands together with Nicolas Berchem, teacher of Meindert Hobbema, Ruisdaels landscapes captivate by their skilfull and partly pathetic composition, his art affected landscape painters until the end of the 19th cent. - Mus.: In the most important European collections. - Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Bénézit, Bernt a. others.