A Landscape with a Ruined Building

There are two larger versions of this composition (Berlin, Staatliche Museen, Gemäldegalerie and Dresden, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen). The attribution of the National Gallery's painting to Jacob van Ruisdael has been questioned in the past.

Key facts

Artist dates
1628/9? - 1682
Full title
A Landscape with a Ruined Building at the Foot of a Hill by a River
Date made
about 1655
Medium and support
Oil on oak
22.8 x 29.3 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
Wynn Ellis Bequest, 1876
Inventory number
Location in Gallery