The National Museum of Western Art

update 11 December 2019

on display Permanent collection

Jacob van Ruysdael [Haarlem, c. 1628/29 - Amsterdam?, 1682]

A Road through an Oak Wood

Materials/Techniquesoil on canvas
Size (cm)102.5 x 127
InscriptionsSigned lower right (half-effaced): Ruysdael
Credit LineTransferred from the Agency for Cultural Affairs
Standard ref.Slive 430
CategoryPaintings
Collection NumberP.1980-0002
A Road through an Oak Wood

Provenance

Sir Thomas Baring; Christie's London, 2 June 1848, no. 128; Charles Sedelmeyer, Wien, 20 December 1872, no.142; A. Scharf of Vienna, Paris (Drouot), 18 March 1876, no. 13; Baron Étienne Martin de Beurnonville, Paris (Drouot), 9-16 May 1881, no. 448; C. Sedelmeyer, Paris, 1898 (Catalogue of 300 Paintings, 1898, no. 180); Fürst von Liechtenstein, Wien (Galeriekatalog, 1925, p. 180); Hans Günther Sohl, Brüderich bei Düsseldorf, c. 1964; Galerie Nathan, Zürich, 1971; Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan, 1980, from which transferred to the NMWA, 1980.

Exhibition History

1839
British Institution, London, 1839 - 1839, cat. no. 50 ("Landscape with a Road Through a Wood"; Lent by Sir Thomas Baring)
1873
Wiener Weltausstellung, 1873 - 1873, cat. no. 29
1977
Züruck zur Natur, Kunsthalle Bremen, 6 November 1977 - 22 January 1978, cat. no. 177, repr.
1993
Between Fantasy and Reality: 17th Century Dutch Landscape Painting, Kumamoto Prefectural Museum of Art, 15 January 1993 - 21 February 1993, cat. no. 56, col. repr.
2007
Gods and Nature: The Essence of European Art from the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, Himeji City Museum of Art, 4 November 2007 - 2 December 2007, cat. no. 13
2007
Gods and Nature: The Essence of European Art from the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, Matsumoto City Museum of Art, 11 December 2007 - 3 February 2008, cat. no. 13

Bibliography

1842
Smith, John. Supplement to the Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch, Flemish and French Painters. London, 1842, p. 701, no. 62.
1911
Hofstede de Groot, Cornelis. Beschreibendes und kritisches Verzeichnis der Werke der hervorragendste holländischen Maler des 17. Jahrhunderts. vol. 4, Esslingen, 1911, p. 183, no. 627.
1912
Hofstede de Groot, Cornelis. A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch Painters of the Seventeenth Century. vol. 4, London, 1912, p. 195, no. 627.
1927
Kronfeld, Adolf. Führer durch die Fürstlich Liechtensteinsche Gemäldegalerie in Wien. 2nd. ed., Wien, 1927, p. 187, no. 921.
1928
Rosenberg, Jacob. Jakob van Ruisdael. Berlin, 1928, p. 96, no. 388.
1982
Annual Bulletin of the National Museum of Western Art. No. 15 (1980), 1982, Mayekawa, Seiro. On the New Acquisitions 1980. pp. 6-8, Catalogue of the New Acquisitions 1980. pp. 26, 28, repr.
1983
Masterpieces of the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo. Tokyo, The National Museum of Western Art, 1983 (Japanese, preface in Japanese and English), no. 26, repr.
1990
Catalogue of painting acquisitions: 1979-1989. Tokyo, The National Museum of Western Art, 1990, pp. 60-62, repr.
1991
Kobayashi-Sato, Yoriko. Catalogue of Dutch and Flemish Paintings in Japan II. Annual Report Bridgestone Museum of Art & Ishibashi Museum of Art. no. 38 (1989), 1991, p. 29, no. 38, repr.
2001
Slive, Seymour. Jacob van Ruisdael: a Complete Catalogue of His Paintings, Drawings, and Etchings. New Haven, 2001, cat. no. 430, col. repr.
2013
Masterpieces: The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo. Tokyo, The Western Art Foundation, 2013 (Japanese, preface in Japanese and English), no. 52, col. repr.
2018
Kofuku, Akira. Catalogue of Dutch and Flemish Paintings, The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo. [Tokyo], The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo; The Western Art Foundation, 2018, pp. 109-111, no. 31, col. repr.

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