Lodewijk Toeput

View of Feltre

c. 1582-1590
Feltre is a small town in the northern part of the Veneto not far from Treviso, where the Dutch-born Lodewijck Toeput spent the last half of his life. This drawing was probably executed shortly after his move to Italy in the 1570s. A view of Treviso was engraved by Joris Hoefnagel after a design by Toeput for Georg Braun and Franz Hogenberg s atlas Civitatis Orbis terrarum . . . (Cologne, 1579-93). It is likely that Toeput's view of Feltre was also intended to be printed. Feltre has changed little in the four centuries since Toeput made this drawing.
Title
View of Feltre
Date
c. 1582-1590
Medium
Drawing
Materials
pen and brown ink with blue and brown wash over black chalk on ivory laid paper, laid down on ivory laid paper
Dimensions
27.6 x 40.2 cm
Nationality
Italian
Credit line
Purchased 1964
Accession number
14586