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Two figures on horseback c.1620

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A drawing of a man in a wide-brimmed hat, facing front, riding a chestnut horse. Another figure is mounted behind, looking over his shouder. There is a rapid sketch of a head, upper right. Inscribed at the bottom: N.14. RL 6465-6513 amount to nearly one third of Avercamp's known drawings and represent the largest holding in one collection. They cover all categories of his drawings- studies of single figures, and groups, genre scenes and landscapes- and illustrate his considerable variety in finish and technique. In general the artist did not make preparatory drawings. They seem to have been made for their own sake, and some of the more finished coloured sheets were probably sold. The remainder served as a vocabulary of human behaviour as for the most part seen in the provincial town of Kampen.

Descriptive Medium: 'Pen and brown ink with watercolour over graphite', 'pencil, pen and brown ink', 'drawing, watercolour painting'

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Kampen, Overijssel, Netherlands