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Drawing - A Covered Wagon Traversing a Road Between Two Inns
  • A Covered Wagon Traversing a Road Between Two Inns
    Bol, Hans, born 1534 - died 1593
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A Covered Wagon Traversing a Road Between Two Inns

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Southern Netherlands (Probably, drawn)

  • Date:

    1580 (hand drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bol, Hans, born 1534 - died 1593 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and brown ink, with brown wash, over traces of black chalk, on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.501

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Road through a village, a wagon toiling up a hill, followed by a horseman. A hostelry which is built on tall supports appears beyond them on the right; Pen, washed, and bistre, slightly tinted; Signed and dated 1580.

Place of Origin

Southern Netherlands (Probably, drawn)

Date

1580 (hand drawn)

Artist/maker

Bol, Hans, born 1534 - died 1593 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and brown ink, with brown wash, over traces of black chalk, on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Signed and dated at bottom, in brown ink, HB(in ligature)ol / 1580; and inscribed at lower right, in another hand, also in brown ink (with the museum’s Dyce inv. no.), 501.

Dimensions

Height: 145 mm, Width: 199 mm

Object history note

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

Descriptive line

Drawing, 'A Covered Wagon Traversing a Road Between Two Inns', by Hans Bol, Flemish School, pen and brown ink, with brown wash, over traces of black chalk, signed and dated 1580

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.446, pp.370-72

Labels and date

Although the village setting appears realistic, Bol put this scene together from different drawings he had made from life. The artist was known for reusing architectural features and the buildings in this drawing appear in several other compositions. These types of highly finished drawings with strong contours were often used as designs for prints. []

Materials

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

Techniques

Drawing (image-making); Wash technique; Hand-colouring

Subjects depicted

Road; Village; Horse; Wagon

Categories

Drawings

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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