Oil painting on panel, A River Estuary by Salomon van Ruysdael (Naarden 1602 - Haarlem 1670), signed and dated, on left hand boat, under basket: SvR 1647. A view looking down a river with fishermen in a moving boat on the left drawing in a net; on the right a sailing boat with passengers; on the bank beyond a cottage among trees and in the distance, towards the mouth of the river, a church.
Lord Huntingfield sale, Christie's, 25 June 1915, lot 110, bought in; resold (anonymously), Christie's, 5 March 1920, lot 6, bought by Colnaghi, from whom it was acquired by Mrs Greville the same year for £1,800; bequeathed by Margaret McEwan, The Hon. Mrs Ronald Greville (1863-1942) with Polesden Lacey, to the National Trust, in memory of her father, William McEwan (1827-1913)
Marks and inscriptions
S v R 1647 (signed and dated)
Makers and roles
Salomon van Ruysdael (Naarden 1602 - Haarlem 1670), artist