Dutch painter, etcher and draughtsman, Jacob Ruisdael was born in Haarlem around 1628. He is regarded as an important figure among Dutch landscape artists of the latter part of the 17th century.
Ruisdael produced many distinct landscape types, including woodland and river settings, waterfalls, beaches and dune scenes, mountainous, seascapes, panoramas and winter scenes. He produced imaged that were innovative and, considered by some, to be the best in their category.
Ruisdael’s oeuvre consists of some 700 paintings and 100 drawings, most of which are undated.