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View of a Castle (recto); Eight-Sided Cup (verso)

View of a Castle (recto); Eight-Sided Cup (verso)

1513

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Wolfgang Huber

(Austrian, 1490-1553)

Pen and brown ink

Sheet: 13.1 x 21.2 cm (5 3/16 x 8 3/8 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1951.277

Description

Huber's mastery is evident throughout this early drawing, from the meandering, apparently casual lines describing the contours of the earth to the careful, hooked strokes capturing the lushness of summer foliage. Despite the appearance of spontaneity and realism, the artist carefully composed the scene. The subject has not been specifically identified.

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Collection: 
DR - Austrian
Department: 
Drawings
Type of artwork: 
Drawing

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