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Forest Crossed by a Stream, from The Small Landscapes

A work made of engraving on cream laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of engraving on cream laid paper.


c. 1638


Schelte Adamsz. Bolswert (Dutch, active in Flanders, c. 1586–1659)
after Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, c. 1577-1640)

About this artwork

Schelte Adams Bolswert’s engravings display a mastery of technique; he was able to achieve the effect of three-dimensionality through his use of crosshatched lines, resulting in a wide array of light and dark tones. Simultaneously, Bolswert added depth to his prints, making it seem as though the viewer could physically enter into the scenes.


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Prints and Drawings


Schelte Adamsz. Bolswert


Forest Crossed by a Stream, from The Small Landscapes


Flanders (Artist's nationality:)

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Engraving on cream laid paper


Image: 30.4 × 44.3 cm (12 × 17 1/2 in.); Plate/sheet: 31.7 × 45 cm (12 1/2 × 17 3/4 in.)

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Print Sales Miscellaneous Fund

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