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Drawing - Road by woods and fields
  • Road by woods and fields
    Vroom, Cornelis Hendriksz. , born 1590 - died 1661
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Road by woods and fields

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Haarlem (Probably, drawn)

  • Date:

    c.1620-30 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Vroom, Cornelis Hendriksz. , born 1590 - died 1661 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and brown ink, with brown wash on paper

  • Museum number:

    D.977-1900

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A road is bordered by sunlit fields with grazing sheep to the left and woodland to the right, with tall trees and undergrowth occupying the full height of the sheet.

Place of Origin

Haarlem (Probably, drawn)

Date

c.1620-30 (made)

Artist/maker

Vroom, Cornelis Hendriksz. , born 1590 - died 1661 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and brown ink, with brown wash on paper

Dimensions

Height: 199 mm, Width: 303 mm

Object history note

Miss Emily Dalton (1816/17–1900), Leicester, by whom bequeathed to the museum

Descriptive line

Drawing, Road by woods and fields, Cornelis Hendriksz. Vroom, Pen and brown ink, with brown wash, Dutch school, c.1620-30

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. I, Cat. 416. p. 347

Labels and date

The low-horizon, broad, rolling fields and tall trees with filigree-like foliage are characteristic of Vroom’s early landscapes. This drawing was once thought to show the English countryside, perhaps the Sussex Downs, but it now seems unlikely that Vroom ever visited England. The style reflects the influence of Dutch artists like Esaias van de Velde on Vroom. []

Materials

Pen and Ink; Wash; Paper

Techniques

Drawing

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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