The same watermills occur in another picture by Ruisdael (formerly New York, S. Borchard collection). The attribution of this painting has been doubted in the past, but it is an autograph, rather worn painting that dates from about 1670.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1628/9? - 1682
Full title
Three Watermills with Washerwomen
Date made
about 1670
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
60 x 74 cm
Acquisition credit
Wynn Ellis Bequest, 1876
Inventory number
NG989
Location in Gallery