Landscape with Rider

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1650-1682

GUSN

GUSN-72061

Description

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

Details

Descriptive Terms

paintings (visual works)
landscapes (representations)
oil paint (paint)
panels (wood)
panel paintings (painting by form)
Picture
Landscape
Landscape

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.

Associated Building

Exhibited At Boston Athenaeum,

Additional Identification Number

A893

Maker

After Van Ruisdael, Jacob, 1628-1682 (Artist)
Possibly Rombouts (Artist)

Location of Origin

Netherlands

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

26 x 32.125 x 2.75 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.844

Places

Massachusetts (United States)