Pieter Molyn

Wooded Landscape

c. 1650-1659
Pieter Molyn became a member of the Guild of St. Luke in Haarlem in 1616 and, with Jan van Goyen and Salomen van Ruysdael, contributed to the development of the tonal style in landscape painting during the next decade. This drawing may well be a sketch from life; it is important to note the artist’s use of chalk as a means of conveying the softening of outline under certain atmospheric conditions.
Artist
Title
Wooded Landscape
Date
c. 1650-1659
Medium
Drawing
Materials
black chalk with brown wash on laid paper, mounted on board
Dimensions
11.3 x 21.8 cm
Nationality
Dutch
Credit line
Purchased 1953
Accession number
6217