The attribution to Ruisdael has been doubted in the past, but this characteristic landscape with a cottage on a hill is now considered to be an autograph work of the 1650s. The monogram, although it may have been strengthened, is characteristic.

Key facts

Artist dates
1628/9? - 1682
Full title
A Rocky Hill with Three Cottages, a Stream at its Foot
Date made
probably 1650-60
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
55 x 66 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
Salting Bequest, 1910
Inventory number
Location in Gallery