Artist Isaack van Ruisdael, Dutch, 1599-1677
  • Path Leading to Farms by a Wooded Brook
Date ca. 1645
Medium Oil on panel
Dimensions Unframed: 22 1/4 × 31 1/4 inches (56.5 × 79.4 cm)
Framed: 32 3/8 × 43 × 4 1/2 inches (82.2 × 109.2 × 11.4 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Joseph B. Schlotman
Accession Number F73.12
Department European Painting
On View Dutch Golden Age S380, Level 3 (see map)
Signed Signed: M. Hobbema [removed in 1995]
Signed, underneath previous signature: I v R [original monogram]
1846, Baron M. Delessert (Paris, France);
March 15, 1869, sold at auction Dellessert [François] (Paris, France) lot 34 [for 10,200 francs];
G. Poiret (Paris, France);
until August 2, 1905, purchased and sold by (F. Kleinberger Galleries, Paris, France and New York, New York, USA) stock #7045;
October 1913, purchased by Miss Stella D. Ford [later Mrs. Joseph B. Schlotman] (Detroit, Michigan, USA) [for $30,000 or $35,000];
1973-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Hofstede de Groot, C. A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch Painters of the Seventeenth Century, vol. 4. London, 1912, p. 442, no. 280. [as Hobbema.]

Loan Exhibition of Dutch Paintings of the Seventeenth Century. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, January 9, 1925 - January 25, 1925, cat. 10. [as Meindert Hobbema.]

Simon, K.E. "Isaack van Ruisdael." Burlington Magazine 67 (1935): pp. 7-23, esp. pp. 7-8, 14, pl. Ic. [as Isaack van Ruisdael.]

Loan Exhibition of Dutch Landscape Painting. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1939, cat. 16. [as Hobbema.]

Jacob van Ruisdael. Exh. cat., Mauritshuis and Fogg Art Museum. The Hague and Cambridge, MA, 1981, p. 239, cited under cat. 96. [as neither Hobbema nor Isaack van Ruisdael.]

Walford, E. John. Jacob van Ruisdael and the Perception of Landscape. New Haven and London, 1991, p. 53. [as Isaack van Ruisdael.]

Keyes, G.S. "Isaack van Ruisdael: further Reconsiderations." Ex Fumo Lucem Baroque Studies in Honour of Klára Garas. Budapest, 1999, vol. 1, pp. 155-166, esp. pp. 155, 157, 159 (fig. 1).

Masters of Dutch Painting: The Detroit Institute of Arts. London, 2004, pp. 192-193.