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A Romanesque Ruin

A work made of black chalk, with brush and gray wash, on ivory laid paper.
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  • A work made of black chalk, with brush and gray wash, on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1650–51

Artist:

Jan van Goyen
Dutch, 1596-1656

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.

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Artist

Jan van Goyen

Title

A Romanesque Ruin

Origin

Netherlands

Date

1650–1651

Medium

Black chalk, with brush and gray wash, on ivory laid paper

Inscriptions

Inscribed recto, upper right, in pen and light brown ink: "75"

Dimensions

98 × 158 mm

Credit Line

Worcester Sketch Fund Income

Reference Number

1961.380

Extended information about this artwork

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