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Jacob Van Ruisdael: Windmills and Water Mills


Windmills were ubiquitous in seventeenth-century Holland and they remain the best-known symbol of the Dutch landscape. Jacob van Ruisdael first depicted them as a precocious teenager and continued to represent all types in various settings until his very last years. Water mills, in contrast, were scarce in the new Dutch Republic, found mainly in the eastern provinces, particularly near the border with Germany. Ruisdael discovered them in the early 1650s and was the first artist to make water mills the principal subject of a ...

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Jacob Van Ruisdael: Windmills and Water Mills
2011, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA

ISBN-13: 9781606060551


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