This is a relatively late work by Salomon van Ruysdael, painted in the fluent and assured style of his maturity. Unlike 'A River Landscape with Fishermen' it contains no preparatory underdrawing.

Salomon van Ruysdael, who was active in Haarlem, was influenced by Esaias van de Velde and Jan van Goyen. Works by both artists can be found in the National Gallery's Collection. Salomon's nephew was the famous Dutch landscape painter Jacob Isaacsz. van Ruisdael, whose works are also represented in the Collection.

Key facts

Artist dates
1600/3? - 1670
Full title
A Landscape with a Carriage and Horsemen at a Pool
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on oak
49.9 x 63.3 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1891
Inventory number
Location in Gallery