17th century Dutch or Flemish school landscape, oil on fabric, professionally mounted on board. Depicts a country farmstead scene with a woman carrying a basket atop her head while walking with a small child, and a man on horseback with large tree, foreground. Cottage with outbuildings, rail fences, and grassy cliffs, background. Housed in an ebonized wood frame with carved giltwood rabbet edge and brass placard reading "Saloman Ruysdael/1613-1670" (note: we have not been able to confirm an attribution to van Ruysdael). Sight – 17" H x 21" W. Framed – 25 3/4" H x 29 1/2" W. Provenance: an East Tennessee estate. CONDITION: Painting professionally conserved in 2005. UV light reveals restoration to male figure, in several areas of ground/wooded area lower left quadrant and treeline upper right quadrant. Craquelure throughout. Some slight abrasions to the frame.
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