27. [Dutch school]

Manner of VAN VALCKENBORCH, Frederik

Landscape from a hilltop.

Ca. 1570-1620

Drawing, pen and brown ink with blue wash, framing lines in brown ink, 20,7 x 39 cm, laid paper, unsigned (trimmed to framing lines, sm. line of white paint at upper centre, paper laid down on paper mount).

Mounted by upper corners under passe-partout.

A wide panoramic landscape during summer with a field of wheat being the only sign of human presence. Painstakingly executed with a few dashes of blue wash, the present sheet can be compared with the landscapes of Frederik Van Valckenborch (1566-1623). In 1590-92 the artist undertook the obligatory tour of Italy, resulting in numerous studies of mountainous landscapes, often executed with coloured washes. The location shown in the drawing has not been identified.
Prov. Prince Wladimir Nikolaevitch Argoutinsky-Dolgoroukoff (coll. stamp on verso, Lugt 2602d).

€ 250 / 450

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