Jacob Isaacksz. van Ruisdael: A winter landscape (1665)

(Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

A painting by the Dutch artist Jacob Isaacksz. van Ruisdael (1628-1682). Van Ruisdael specialized in landscapes for which he is considered the most pre-eminent painter of the Dutch Golden age. This piece is typical for him: one-third of the piece is the landscape with the sky taking up to two-third. The painting shows an imaginary winter landscape - a tower, some houses, a frozen river with some ice skaters and dark ominous clouds. Painting from 1665.