Jacob van Ruisdael
Landscape with a Footbridge
Oil on canvas
38 3/4 x 62 5/8 in. (98.4 x 159.1 cm)
Framed: 48 × 72 in. (121.9 × 182.9 cm)
Purchased by The Frick Collection, 1949
Accession number: 1949.1.156
Samuel Ireland, London, by 1786. John Calvert Wombwell, London, by 1854; K. Papin, Paris (Drouot), March 28–29, 1873, no 26 (fr. 61,000); Baron Albert von Rothschild [1844–1910], Vienna; inherited by his son Baron Louis von Rothschild [1882–1955]; confiscated by the Nazis soon after the German annexation of Austria, March 12, 1938; returned to Baron Louis von Rothschild after World War II; sold through Rosenberg & Stiebel, New York (agents for the Rothschild family); Frick, 1949.
Sources: Paintings in The Frick Collection: American, British, Dutch, Flemish and German. Volume I. New York: The Frick Collection, 1968. Seymour Slive, Jacob van Ruisdael: A Complete Catalogue of His Paintings, Drawings and Etchings. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2000. pp. 373-375.