Jacob van Ruisdael is the preeminent Dutch landscape painter of the seventeenth century, renowned for the wealth of closely observed naturalistic detail in his works. This beautiful book, written by one of the most distinguished scholars of Dutch art, is a catalogue raisonne of Ruisdael's landscapes: almost 700 paintings, more than 130 drawings, ...Read MoreJacob van Ruisdael is the preeminent Dutch landscape painter of the seventeenth century, renowned for the wealth of closely observed naturalistic detail in his works. This beautiful book, written by one of the most distinguished scholars of Dutch art, is a catalogue raisonne of Ruisdael's landscapes: almost 700 paintings, more than 130 drawings, and 13 rare etchings. Seymour Slive demonstrates the totality of the artist's vision in all three media, offering comprehensive and perceptive entries on all catalogued works. He also presents and discusses paintings and drawings that have been wrongly attributed to Ruisdael or whose status is uncertain. In addition, Slive provides a documented chronology of Ruisdael's life based on a fresh examination of published and unpublished archival material; a chronological list of his dated works in all media; a topographical index; and concordances. In two appendices, Slive reviews the proposal that Ruisdael had a second profession as a medical doctor and discusses the copies John Constable made of Ruisdael's landscapes during the course of his lifelong passion for the master. The combination of text and lavish reproductions makes this volume both a major work of scholarship and a vivid testimony to Ruisdael's ongoing legacy.Read Less
VG (Previous owner's name written on first page) Tan pictorial wraps. 271 pp. 100+ bw and color plates. From the DJ..."The catalogue represents a summit of Professor Slive's impeccable scholarship, astutely placing Ruisdael within the context of his age, and evaluating his importance to contemporaneous painters as well as to those of succeeding generations." Published on the occassion of an exhibition held at The Hague, The Netherlands: Maritshuis, the Royal Cabinet of Paintings, Oct. 1, 1981, to Jan. 3, 1982 and also at Harvard's Fogg Art Museum. A stunning catalogue!
Very Good. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. Light edgewear to cover. Gift inscription top right corner of half-title page. Cover and interior otherwise very clean, with sound binding. Catalogue to the 1982 exhibition at the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University and Mauritshuis, The Royal Cabinet of Paintings, The Hague. Illustrated throughout. 271 pgs.
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