River Landscape with a Ferry
On View In:
Gallery 311
Artist:   Salomon van Ruysdael  
Title:   River Landscape with a Ferry  
Date:   1656  
Medium:   Oil on canvas  
Dimensions:   41 1/2 x 52 7/8 x 1 1/8 in. (105.41 x 134.3 x 2.86 cm) (canvas) 67 in. (170.18 cm) (diagonal)  
Credit Line:   The William Hood Dunwoody Fund  
Location:   Gallery 311  

Name:   van Ruysdael, Salomon  
Nationality:   Dutch  
Life Dates:   Dutch, ca. 1602 - 1670  

Object Description  
Inscriptions:   Signature and Date Right center (on the ferry boat): [S.VRoysDAEL, 1656] Seal on verso LC (fully intact wax seal): [Galerie Sedelmeyer Paris] Stamp on verso LLC (aged and y  
Classification:   Paintings  
Physical Description:   Dutch landscape. Golden Age of Holland. A wide river with various river craft, which stretches across the width of the canvas and flows to meet the horizon. In the far right distance, a village can be seen through a gentle mist, while on the wooded bank to the left, a cart filled with singing and shouting peasants stands before a row of cottages. As they wave to the boatload of passengers approaching the shore, a ferryboat loaded with cattle pushes off. Further upstream, a boat in full sail carries its passengers toward the distant hamlet with its church steeple.  
Creation Place:   Europe, Netherlands, , ,  
Accession #:   45.9  
Owner:   The Minneapolis Institute of Arts