The Skirts of a Forest

This expansive view across a pond on the skirts of a forest is a copy of a composition by Jacob van Ruisdael from the late 1650s, now in a Canadian private collection. The dark looming trees, powerfully silhouetted against the bright, cloudy sky are a typical feature in the artist's works. This replica, however, must have been painted by a follower of Van Ruisdael.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1628/9? - 1682
Full title
The Skirts of a Forest
Date made
probably 1650-1700
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
57.5 x 70.5 cm
Acquisition credit
Salting Bequest, 1910
Inventory number
NG2566
Location in Gallery