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Jacob van Ruisdael -The Rustic Cottage and Bridge - Etching is a later impression on Japon and attached to a support sheet as published in the 19 Century by Delatre for Marchant Edit in "Alliance des Arts" . The work measure 7.5 by 10.5 inches in good condition , exception of a slight wave in the paper(can be flattened out with a decent mat .Jacob van Ruisdael's etchings are not nearly as well-known as his paintings and drawings. Indeed, Ruisdael's corpus of etchings is very small and impressions of most of them are exceedingly scarce. To this day, there is a total of only thirteen prints attributed to Ruisdael. It is abundantly clear that Ruisdael decided to try his hand at etching at the beginning of his career. Two of his prints are dated 1646, the year he appears on the artistic scene in Haarlem as a seventeen or eighteen year old artist. However, Ruisdael's best-known etchings are a group of four landscapes that were most likely designed as a set and are datable to the first half of the 1650s. "The Rustic Cottage" is a part of this well-known series including the prints The Great Beech, The Cottage with a Bridge and The Forest Marsh. Art historians have determined that these four etchings were conceived as a set because of the similarity in size, style and technique they all share.