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Drawing - A Coastal Landscape in a Storm

A Coastal Landscape in a Storm

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Southern Netherlands (possibly, drawn)

  • Date:

    1540 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cock, Mathys (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and brown ink, with brown wash, with washes of white bodycolour in the background and on the two ships at right

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.496

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Coast scene with a mass of high rocks in a bay, a town is built under their shelter, a castle and other buildings are on the summit; numerous vessels in the offing; Drawn in pen and slightly tinted with bistre; Signed Cock, and dated, 1540.

Place of Origin

Southern Netherlands (possibly, drawn)

Date

1540 (drawn)

Artist/maker

Cock, Mathys (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and brown ink, with brown wash, with washes of white bodycolour in the background and on the two ships at right

Marks and inscriptions

Signed and dated, in brown ink: at lower left, Cock; and at lower right, 1540; and inscribed at lower right, in another hand, in brown ink (with the museum’s Dyce inv. no.), 496.

Dimensions

Height: 152 mm, Width: 259 mm

Object history note

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

Descriptive line

Drawing 'A Coastal Landscape in a Storm', by Matthijs Cock, Flemish school, pen and brown ink, dated 1540

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.462, pp.381-82

Labels and date

Matthijs Cock was a central figure in the development of landscape painting in the Netherlands. Influenced by the works of Titian and other Venetian artists, Cock introduced more realism into traditionally fantastical Netherlandish panoramas. He also developed innovative new types of landscape, including village scenes and seascapes like this one. []

Materials

Pen; Wash; Bodycolour; Paper

Techniques

Drawing (image-making); Hand-colouring

Subjects depicted

Town; Castle; Sea; Cliffs; Boats

Categories

Drawings

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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