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Wooded Landscape with Donkeys and Goats, and Castle on Hill in Distance

A work made of pen and brown ink on cream laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of pen and brown ink on cream laid paper.

Date:

n.d.

Artist:

After Pieter Bruegel, the elder
Flemish, 1525/30-1569

About this artwork

This drawing belongs to a group of some 20 similar sheets that record compositions by Pieter Bruegel the Elder (most of which are now lost). Far from direct observation, they are inventions that use landscape motifs for imaginative purposes. Because of the relative novelty of landscape compositions as independent of narrative or devotional subjects, Bruegel’s landscape drawings provided new inspiration for the artists who had access to his works. As such, drawings made after his compositions not only attest to Bruegel’s influence in the rise of landscape as a distinct genre of artistic expression, they also record some of his compositions that would otherwise be unknown.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Paul Bril

Title

Wooded Landscape with Donkeys and Goats, and Castle on Hill in Distance

Origin

Flanders

Date

1500–1599

Medium

Pen and brown ink on cream laid paper

Inscriptions

Inscribed verso, upper left, in graphite: "Paul Bril 1556–1626"; upper right, in graphite: "P. Brill"; upper left, in graphite: ‘"Paul Brill"; center, in graphite: "117/9" (in a circle); in graphite "9 ¾ x 10 ⅝ / 265"; in pen and black ink: "JJL/no 93" (in a circle); lower left, in graphite: "13 ⅝ x 9 3/4"; in pen and brown ink: ‘"No 4 May 984"; in pen and black ink: "Paulus Bril–1556–1626"

Dimensions

345 × 246 mm

Credit Line

The Leonora Hall Gurley Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1922.1926

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