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Drawing - River scene with cottages, peasants in boats and three cows on a promontory
  • River scene with cottages, peasants in boats and three cows on a promontory
    Goyen, Jan van, born 1596 - died 1656
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River scene with cottages, peasants in boats and three cows on a promontory

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Holland (possibly, drawn)

  • Date:

    1651 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Goyen, Jan van, born 1596 - died 1656 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Black chalk, with grey and brown wash; framing line in brown ink. Signed and dated at lower right, in black chalk, <i>VG 1651</i>; and inscribed above this, in brown ink (with the museum’s Dyce inv. no.), <i>411</i>. Inscribed on old Dyce ruled and wash mount, in graphite: underneath floated drawing, at lower centre, <i>10</i>; and at lower right, <i>van Goyen</i>; and below window opening, at lower right, by Dyce, <i>van Goyen</i>; and above this, in a nineteenth-century hand (with Dyce’s original inv. no.), <i>165</i>.

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.411

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 21

Physical description

River scene, with a village on the right and the spire of a church above tall trees, two boats in the foreground; Drawn in black chalk, slightly tinted with bistre and Indian ink; Signed and dated VG 1651.

Place of Origin

Holland (possibly, drawn)

Date

1651 (drawn)

Artist/maker

Goyen, Jan van, born 1596 - died 1656 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Black chalk, with grey and brown wash; framing line in brown ink. Signed and dated at lower right, in black chalk, VG 1651; and inscribed above this, in brown ink (with the museum’s Dyce inv. no.), 411. Inscribed on old Dyce ruled and wash mount, in graphite: underneath floated drawing, at lower centre, 10; and at lower right, van Goyen; and below window opening, at lower right, by Dyce, van Goyen; and above this, in a nineteenth-century hand (with Dyce’s original inv. no.), 165.

Marks and inscriptions

Bottom-right corner, signed and dated VG 1651.

Dimensions

Height: 196 mm, Width: 312 mm

Object history note

Provenance: Rev. Alexander Dyce (1798–1869), London, by whom bequeathed to the museum (L. Suppl. 153b), 1869.

Descriptive line

Goyen,Jan van; River scene with a village on the right; Drawn in black chalk, slightly tinted with bistre and Indian ink; Signed and dated; Dutch School; 1651.

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

Jane Shoaf Turner and Christopher White, Catalogue of Dutch and Flemish Drawings in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2014, Vol. 1, Cat. 76, illus.

Materials

Black chalk; Bistre; Indian ink

Techniques

Drawing; Tinting

Subjects depicted

Boats; Church; Trees; River

Categories

Drawings

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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