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Works that highlight the various media and techniques of printmaking in use in the seventeenth century

12 Items in this Learning Collection
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Fishing Village

Accession Number
1960/2.138

Title
Fishing Village

Artist(s)
Jan Josephsz van Goyen

Object Creation Date
1651

Medium & Support
black chalk and gray wash on white paper

Dimensions
4 ¾ in x 7 15/16 in (12.07 cm x 20.16 cm);4 ¾ in x 7 15/16 in (12.07 cm x 20.16 cm);14 ¼ in x 19 ¼ in (36.2 cm x 48.89 cm)

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Label copy
Van Goyen was known for his monochromatic landscape paintings. Our drawing dates from a period in his life when he appears to have made more drawings than paintings. In this work the draftsman leads our eye back into space by the diagonal array of boats manned by fishermen. The figures occur at intervals calculated to harmonize with the vertical rhythms of buildings and trees. This careful attention to structure is coupled with a spontaneity of touch. The artist created natural atmospheric effects through his deft handling of wash.

Primary Object Classification
Drawing

Primary Object Type
landscape

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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Keywords
Entertainers
Figures
St. Joseph
boats
house
trees
villages
water

2 Related Resources

Travel
(Part of: Exchange and Influence on Global Trade Routes)

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