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Winter Landscape with a Man Crossing

A work made of black chalk, over translucent and opaque watercolors, with touches of white chalk (recto) and pen and brown ink ledger (verso) on off-white laid paper, incised for transfer.
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  • A work made of black chalk, over translucent and opaque watercolors, with touches of white chalk (recto) and pen and brown ink ledger (verso) on off-white laid paper, incised for transfer.

Date:

c. 1660

Artist:

Anthonie Waterloo
Dutch, c. 1610-1690

About this artwork

At first glance, this drawing seems unremarkable in its choice of subject. A man crosses a bridge on a winter day, with humble structures and trees behind him. But the artist described the scene with such a broad range of colors, further elaborated with white chalk, that he imparted a sense of magic to the routines of daily life.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Anthonie Waterloo

Title

Winter Landscape with a Man Crossing

Place

Netherlands (Artist's nationality)

Date

1655–1665

Medium

Black chalk, over translucent and opaque watercolors, with touches of white chalk (recto) and pen and brown ink ledger (verso) on off-white laid paper, incised for transfer

Inscriptions

Inscribed verso, lower half of sheet, in pen and brown ink: list or itemized receipt in old hand; center, in charcoal: "W6" or "WG"; lower left corner, in graphite: "100._"

Dimensions

19.7 × 15.8 cm (7 13/16 × 6 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Celia and David Hilliard

Reference Number

2007.649

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