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Drawing - An Overshot Watermill in a Wooded Landscape
  • An Overshot Watermill in a Wooded Landscape
    Brueghel, Jan the elder, born 1568 - died 1625
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An Overshot Watermill in a Wooded Landscape

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Belgium (possibly, drawn)

  • Date:

    late 16th century - early 17th century (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Brueghel, Jan the elder, born 1568 - died 1625 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and brown ink, with blue and grey washes, over traces of black chalk

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.528

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 27

Physical description

Watermill in a wooded landscape, a roadway leading from the foreground to a wooden bridge on the left; Drawn in pen, washed and slightly tinted, on paper.

Place of Origin

Belgium (possibly, drawn)

Date

late 16th century - early 17th century (drawn)

Artist/maker

Brueghel, Jan the elder, born 1568 - died 1625 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and brown ink, with blue and grey washes, over traces of black chalk

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed at lower right, in brown ink (with the museum’s Dyce inv. no.), 528. Inscribed on verso of old washed mount, at upper left corner, in graphite, Brueghel.

Dimensions

Height: 184 mm, Width: 271 mm

Object history note

A.P.F. Robert-Dumesnil (1778–1864), Paris (L. 2200); Rev. Alexander Dyce (1798–1869), London, by whom bequeathed to the museum (L. Suppl. 153b), 1869.

Descriptive line

Drawing 'An Overshot Watermill in a Wooded Landscape', by Jan Brueghel the elder, Flemish School, pen and brown ink with washes, late 16th century - early 17th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum, 1874.
Jane Shoaf Turner and Christopher White, Catalogue of Dutch and Flemish Drawings in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2014, vol. II, Cat. 458, illus.

Materials

Pen; Brown ink; Blue wash; Grey wash; Black chalk; Paper

Techniques

Drawing (image-making); Wash technique; Tinting

Subjects depicted

Bridge; Water mill; Road; Woods

Categories

Drawings

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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