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Landscape with Rider

1969.844 (RS116417)

Description

Landscape scene with man on horseback in browns, gold, blue, and white. Horse is followed by two hounds. Large tree at center right.

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Label
From "A Family Collects: Paintings and Sculpture from the Codman House," Concord Museum, 1993-1994: In 1827, after only four days, 1300 ticket holders had viewed the collection of 317 paintings that had been lent to the first exhibition at the Boston Athenaeum. According to a critic in The North American Review, only 100 of the 165 old master paintings included were genuine. He cited as originals several landscapes by Jacob van Ruisdael, one of which was probably this one lent by Charles Russell Codman. Modern scholars, however, feel that the initials in the lower right corner are not Ruisdael's, but those of a follower, possibly Jan or Saloman Rombouts, whose paintings are often mistaken for those of the more famous artist.
Maker
After Van Ruisdael, Jacob, 1628-1682 (Artist)
Possibly Rombouts (Artist)
Date
1650-1682
Location of origin
Netherlands
Associated Building
Exhibited At Boston Athenaeum. Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
oil paint (paint)
panel paintings (painting by form)
panels (wood)
Object type
Art
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Landscape
landscapes (representations)
oil paint (paint)
paintings (visual works)
panel paintings (painting by form)
panels (wood)
Picture
People and organizations
Codman, Charles Russell, 1784-1852
Dimensions
26 x 32.125 x 2.75 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1969.844
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
72061

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