Digital image courtesy of the Getty's Open Content Program | Licence: Public Domain
Digital image courtesy of the Getty's Open Content Program | Licence: Public Domain

Landscape

c.1640

Anthony van Dyck

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Title

Landscape

Date

c.1640

Description

Amidst the soft, feathery trees in this English landscape, a subtly rendered house at the right suggests a human presence. Though this country view seems spontaneous, the scene is thoughtfully arranged around the prominent central tree. Anthony van Dyck's rich and translucent colors and the freshness of his watercolor and pen accents lend an almost impressionistic tone to the drawing.
Van Dyck regularly sketched from life during relaxed interludes, all the while successfully creating coherent, unified compositions. This watercolor probably records a momentary impression created while at leisure, but it may also have served as a study for the background of a painting. While in England, van Dyck developed a pastoral style that often presented portrait sitters in a landscape. Medium: pen and brown ink and watercolour.
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Location

England

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