About this artwork
Five drawings (1961.378-1961.382) were once bound in a small sketchbook of approximately 200 pages. Because it was light and portable, Jan van Goyen could tuck it into his pocket while walking in search of inspiration. Sketchbooks allowed the artist to quickly delineate sand dunes and architectural structures in the vicinity of his residence in The Hague and farther afield. These landscape sketches in black chalk and ink wash relate—directly and indirectly—to compositions the artist later realized in oil paintings.
- Currently Off View
- Prints and Drawings
- Jan van Goyen
- A Romanesque Ruin
- Netherlands (Artist's nationality)
- Black chalk, with brush and gray wash, on ivory laid paper
- Inscribed recto, upper right, in pen and light brown ink: "75"
- 9.8 × 15.8 cm (3 7/8 × 6 1/4 in.)
- Worcester Sketch Fund Income