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View Near Orleans

View Near Orleans

c. 1695-97

Isaac de Moucheron

(Dutch, 1667-1744)

Pen and brown ink, grey, brown, pink-brown, and pale grey mixed with white washes, with traces of graphite underdrawing on laid paper; brown ink framing line

Sheet: 22.8 x 29.4 cm (9 x 11 9/16 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 2019.17

Fun Fact

The artist captured this scene in France during a long journey from the Netherlands to Italy.

Description

The Dutch artist Isaac de Moucheron’s view of a rural hillside is inscribed in Dutch “Buyten Orleans” (outside Orleans), indicating that he made the drawing while passing through France on a journey from the Netherlands to Italy. De Moucheron likely captured this scene with graphite and ink while on-site and then finished it later with gray, brown, and pink washes. Many Dutch artists took Italian sojourns to sketch the landscape, antique sculpture, and architecture.

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