Anthonie Waterloo

The Ruins of Sluysoort Manor

1677
Anthonie Waterloo began by sketching from nature in black chalk, later adding wash in the studio to evoke light, shade and mood. The sombre, moisture-laden atmosphere of the Dutch winter is summoned here by the crisp outlines of leafless trees against an overcast sky. This and a series of related drawings were almost certainly commissioned by the Amsterdam merchant Dirck van der Cooghen, owner of the Spruytenburg estate adjacent to Sluysoort Manor – of which the fenced garden is visible at the far left. Born in France, Waterloo worked mainly in Amsterdam and Utrecht, where he achieved considerable success with his landscape prints.
Title
The Ruins of Sluysoort Manor
Date
1677
Medium
Drawing
Materials
black chalk with brown and grey wash on laid paper, mounted on heavy buff laid paper
Dimensions
26.7 x 41.1 cm
Nationality
Dutch
Credit line
Purchased 1956
Accession number
6858

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