Salomon van Ruysdael

Naarden c. 1600 - 1670 Haarlem

A Still Life with a Cockerel, Hanging with two Lapwings, a Duck and other Birds, Lying on a Stone Ledge


Oil on Panel


Still Life


55.8(h) x 44.7(w) cms

Framed Dimensions:

72(h) x 61(w) cms


signed and dated 1660


This is a rare example of a still life by Salomon Van Ruysdael, who fore-mostly painted river landscapes and marines. In his monograph, Stechow records only seven of these still lifes, all with birds and all datable to the period 1659-1662 (see Literature, pp. 160-61, cat. nos. 606A-612). The reverse of the panel bears a copy of a certificate by Dr. C. Hofstede de Groot, dated November 1926 (no. 3427), confirming the attribution to Van Ruysdael.


With Gebr. Douwes, Amsterdam;
With J. Goudstikker, Amsterdam, 1926 (no. 14);
C.W.F.P. Baron Sweerts de Landas Wyborgh, Rotterdam, by 1927;
With P. de Boer, Amsterdam (according to a label on the reverse).


D. Hannema, Flitsen uit mijn leven als verzamelaar en museumdirecteur, Rotterdam 1973, pp. 50-1
W. Stechow, Salomon van Ruysdael, Berlin 1975, p. 160, cat, no, 609, reproduced plate 53, fig 76
J. Foucart, 'Une nature morte de Salomon van Ruysdael au Louvre'. in: La Reuve du Louvre, 17 (1967), p. 158, under note 7


Rotterdam, Museum Boymans, Catalogus van de Kersttentoonstelling in het Museum Boymans, 23 December 1927-16 January 1928, p. 17, cat. no. 12, reproduced plate IX;
Amsterdam, Kunsthandel J. Goudtikker, Het Stilleven, 18 February - 19 March 1933, cat. no. 271, reproduced no. 30;
Rotterdam, Museum Boymans, Catalogus van de Tentoonstelling van 115 Stillevens 1480-1933, 1 April - 23 April 1933 p. 27, cat. no. 82;
Rotterdam, Museum Bormans, Meesterwerken uit vier eeuwen, 25 June-15 October 1938, p. 33, cat. no. 135;
Paris, Grand Palais, unidentified exhitbion, 1972, cat. no. 36 (according to a label on the reverse)