Isaack Van Ruysdael (1599 - 1677)

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Birthplace: Naarden, North Holland, The Netherlands
Death: Died in Haarlem, North Holland, The Netherlands
Occupation: Landscape Dutch painter
Managed by: Yigal Burstein / יגאל בורשטיין
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About Isaack Van Ruysdael

Isaack van Ruisdael (1599, Naarden – 1677, Haarlem), was a Dutch Golden Age painter, brother to Salomon and the father of the landscape painter Jacob Isaakszoon van Ruisdael.

Biography

According to Houbraken he was the teacher of Isaac Koene and assuming Houbraken meant Isaack when he referred to the father of Jacob, he was a woodworker specialized in making fancy ebony frames for mirrors and paintings. Isaack sent his sons to learn Latin and medicine, and they both became landscape painters, specialized in ruis-daal, or trickling water through a dale, after their name.

According to the RKD, Houbraken confused the members of the family Ruysdael. Isaack was the brother of Salomon, and they both had sons named Jacob. Their father was also called Jacob, but his name was Gooyer, not Ruisdael. Isaack and Salomon changed their name from Gooyer to Ruisdael when they moved to Haarlem, where they both became landscape painters, though it is also possible that Isaack kept doing business in picture frames, since at the time they were painting, there was a high demand for painter's panels and frames in Haarlem.

Works

Very few works are known today by Isaack van Ruisdael, but he is known for landscapes in the same style as his son, and there is a view of Egmond and a View of Muiderpoort in Weesp in the RKD.

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Isaack Van Ruysdael's Timeline

1599
1599
Naarden, North Holland, The Netherlands
1628
1628
Age 29
Haarlem, North Holland, The Netherlands
1677
1677
Age 78
Haarlem, North Holland, The Netherlands
1677
Age 78
Haarlem, North Holland, The Netherlands