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Landscape with River and Mill

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:

c. 1540

Artist:

Unknown Artist
Flemish, active Antwerp, mid-16th century

About this artwork

One of only a few examples to survive from the earlier decades of the 16th century, this drawing demonstrates the emerging interest in landscape as a subject independent of narrative or devotional scenes. Although the compositional elements described here seem like those one could observe—a town set in a dell—the manner of their description is stylized, indicating that the scene may have actually come from the artist’s imagination.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Unknown artist

Title

Landscape with River and Mill

Place

Flanders (Artist's nationality:)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

1535–1545

Medium

Pen and brown ink on cream laid paper

Inscriptions

Inscribed recto, lower right, in pen and brown ink: "195"; verso, center, in pen and dark brown ink: ‘31:’followed by a circle and dot within a square; verso, lower right, in red ink: “Lot 1766”; and in dark brown ink: “156”

Dimensions

18.8 × 28.4 cm (7 7/16 × 11 3/16 in.)

Credit Line

The Leonora Hall Gurley Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1922.2977

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