Though signed and traditionally ascribed to Ruisdael, the picture has sometimes been attributed to Jan (Johan) van Kessel (1641 - 1680) who was probably a pupil of Ruisdael. Recently it has been argued that the painting is in fact by Ruisdael himself, and the signature authentic. It is very similar to other waterfalls by Ruisdael of the late 1660s.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1628/9? - 1682
Full title
A Torrent in a Mountainous Landscape
Date made
about 1665-70
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
122 x 130 cm
Inscription summary
Signed
Acquisition credit
Wynn Ellis Bequest, 1876
Inventory number
NG987
Location in Gallery