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Mountain Torrent

Jacob van Ruisdael (Dutch, Haarlem 1628/29–1682 Amsterdam)

Date:
1670s
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
21 1/4 x 16 1/2 in. (54 x 41.9 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Bequest of Collis P. Huntington, 1900
Accession Number:
25.110.18
  • Gallery Label

    Once thought to be by Allart van Everdingen, this picture reveals his continuing influence on Jacob van Ruisdael's later work. It was probably painted during the 1670s.

  • Catalogue Entry

    Forthcoming

  • Provenance

    Collis P. Huntington, New York (until d. 1900; life interest to his widow, Arabella D. Huntington, later [from 1913] Mrs. Henry E. Huntington, 1900–d. 1924; life interest to their son, Archer Milton Huntington, 1924–terminated in 1925)

  • Exhibition History

    New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Hudson-Fulton Celebration," September–November 1909, no. 118 (lent by Mrs. Collis P. Huntington, New York).

    Indianapolis. John Herron Art Museum. "Dutch Paintings of the Seventeenth Century," February 27–April 11, 1937, no. 61.

    "Little Masters in 17th Century Holland and Flanders (circulating exhibition)," 1954–57, no catalogue.

    University Art Museum, University of California at Berkeley. "Dutch Masters from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," November 25, 1969–January 4, 1970, checklist no. 4 (as by Allart van Everdingen).

    Houston. Rice University. "Dutch Masters from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," January 18–March 1, 1970, checklist no. 4.

    Leningrad [St. Petersburg]. State Hermitage Museum. "100 Paintings from the Metropolitan Museum," May 22–July 27, 1975, no. 25.

    Moscow. State Pushkin Museum. "100 Paintings from the Metropolitan Museum," August 28–November 2, 1975, no. 25.

    Bellingham, Wash. Whatcom Museum of History and Art. "5000 Years of Art: An Exhibition from the Collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art," December 4, 1976–October 2, 1977, no. 53.

    Memphis. Brooks Memorial Art Gallery. "Seventeenth-Century Dutch Paintings from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," May 1–June 23, 1982, no catalogue?

    Columbus, Ohio. Columbus Museum of Art. "Seventeenth-Century Dutch Paintings from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," August 28–November 28, 1982, no catalogue?

    Hamilton, N.Y. Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University. "Dutch Painting in the Age of Rembrandt from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 6–April 17, 1983, no. 9.

    Rochester, N.Y. Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester. "Dutch Painting in the Age of Rembrandt from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," May 3–June 5, 1983, no. 9.

    Amarillo, Tex. Amarillo Art Center. "Dutch Painting in the Age of Rembrandt from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," June 22–July 31, 1983, no. 9.

    Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art. "Landscape Painting in the East and West," April 19–June 1, 1986, no. 3.

    Kobe City Museum. "Landscape Painting in the East and West," June 7–July 13, 1986, no. 3.

    Martigny. Fondation Pierre Gianadda. "The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York: Chefs-d'œuvre de la peinture européenne," June 23–November 12, 2006, no. 15.

    Barcelona. Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. "Grandes maestros de la pintura europea de The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Nueva York: De El Greco a Cézanne," December 1, 2006–March 4, 2007, no. 11.

    New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Age of Rembrandt: Dutch Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," September 18, 2007–January 6, 2008, no catalogue.

  • References

    Wilhelm R. Valentiner. The Hudson-Fulton Celebration: Catalogue of an Exhibition Held in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1909, vol. 1, p. 119, no. 118, ill. opp. p. 119, lent by Mrs. Collis P. Huntington, New York; dates it 1660–70.

    Joseph Breck. "L'art hollandais à l'exposition Hudson-Fulton à New York." L'art flamand & hollandais 13, no. 2 (1910), ill. opp. p. 60 [published in Dutch in Onze Kunst 17 (February 1910), ill. opp. p. 44].

    Cornelis Hofstede de Groot. A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch Painters of the Seventeenth Century. 4, London, 1912, p. 88, no. 267.

    Bryson Burroughs. "The Collis P. Huntington Collection Comes to the Museum." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 20 (June 1925), p. 142, ill. p. 148, erroneously as by Salomon van Ruysdael.

    Jakob Rosenberg. Jacob van Ruisdael. Berlin, 1928, pp. 85, 117, no. 215, as "Wasserfall".

    Seymour Slive. Letter to John Walsh. February 15, 1971, judging from a photograph, writes that it "looks like a very late authentic Ruisdael".

    Alice I. Davies. Letter to John Walsh. April 7, 1972, writes that it is not by Everdingen.

    Alice I. Davies Harvard University. Allart van Everdingen. New York, 1978, pp. 226–28, 309 n. 322, fig. 283, as "Mountain Meadows, Bridge and Falls," by Ruisdael; discusses its relationship to the work of Everdingen.

    Stephanie Dickey et al. Dutch Painting in the Age of Rembrandt from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat., Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University. Hamilton, N.Y., 1983, pp. 10, 28–29, no. 9, ill., dates it probably 1670s.

    Peter C. Sutton. A Guide to Dutch Art in America. Grand Rapids, Mich., 1986, p. 191, as "Mountain Torrent with a Bridge"; dates it to the 1670s.

    Alice I. Davies. Allart van Everdingen, 1621–1675: First Painter of Scandinavian Landscape. Doornspijk, The Netherlands, 2001, pp. 178–79, fig. 203 [text similar to Ref. Davies 1978].

    Walter Liedtke in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York: Chefs-d'œuvre de la peinture européenne. Exh. cat., Fondation Pierre Gianadda. Martigny, 2006, pp. 16–17, 96–98, no. 15, ill. (color) [Catalan ed., Barcelona, 2006, pp. 17, 54–55, no. 11, ill. (color)].

    Walter Liedtke. Dutch Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2007, vol. 2, pp. 791, 798–800, no. 183, colorpl. 183, dates it to the 1670s.



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