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Village Among the Trees

A work made of pen and brown ink, heightened with opaque white watercolor and touches of pink and yellow watercolor, over black chalk, on blue tinted laid paper, laid down on laid paper.
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  • A work made of pen and brown ink, heightened with opaque white watercolor and touches of pink and yellow watercolor, over black chalk, on blue tinted laid paper, laid down on laid paper.

Date:

c. 1560

Artist:

Unknown artist
Flemish, active in Antwerp, mid-16th century

About this artwork

This rare and unusually early landscape drawing was made on paper prepared with blue wash to create a middle tone to which the artist added both darker elements in the brown ink and lighter ones with white and colored watercolors.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Master of the Small Landscapes

Title

Village Among the Trees

Origin

Flanders

Date

1555–1565

Medium

Pen and brown ink, heightened with opaque white watercolor and touches of pink and yellow watercolor, over black chalk, on blue tinted laid paper, laid down on laid paper

Inscriptions

Verso, upper center, in pen and brown ink: R/No. 38; also verso, center in graphite: Original Drawing by Jan … [illegible]; verso, lower left, in graphite: Bruegel, Jan/ 1568–1625/ Winter landscape/ Colls. Spencer, Esdaile, Fairfax-Murray, Laporte; verso, lower left, in graphite: 20/ No 15/ 7-; verso, lower center, in graphite: comp. Piece in Windsor Castle; verso, lower right, graphite: 203/ outside mat; verso, lower right, in graphite: CE [another inscription in this corner but illegible … Aovinghe?]

Dimensions

238 × 394 mm (primary support); 339 × 490 mm (secondary support)

Credit Line

Bequest from the estate of Everettt D. Graff

Reference Number

1965.252

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