A Wooded Landscape with Travellers by an Inn
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Salomon van Ruysdael ( Naarden 1600/3 - Haarlem 1670 )
Salomon van Ruysdael was born in Naarden where his father, Jacob Jansz. de Goyer (c. 1560–1616), was a moderately wealthy cabinetmaker. Although Salomon initially used the name ‘de Go(o)yer’ [of Gooiland], he soon followed the example of his eldest brother and adopted ‘Ruysdael’ from the castle of Ruijschdaal in Gooiland, which may once have been a family possession. Shortly after his father’s death, Salomon and another brother, Isaack van Ruysdael (1599–1677), a painter, framemaker and dealer, moved to Haarlem, where Salomon entered the Guild of St Luke in 1623 (as ‘Salomon de Gooyer’).