attributed to Frederik de Moucheron

Ruins of a tower near Rome
Chantilly (Oise), Musée Condé, inv./ [..]
Object information
Object category
paper, black chalk, pen in brown ink, brown wash
rectangle (landscape format) 190 x 320 mm
Exact or approximate dating of the described art work; the search parameters adopted for this art work in this database, are found in brackets.
1648 - 1686
Created in
Amsterdam Despite the frequent appearance of Italian motifs in his work, it is not certain that the artist visited Italy; copied from a print, this drawing was probably executed in Amsterdam (Mandrella 2001-2002)
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Such as a preparatory studie, comparable composition, other version, or copy of the artwork in this record.
  • inspired by
    Israël Silvestre
    engraving Veuë d'une Antiquité de Constantin proche de Rome

    Silvestre, who has probably been to Italy three times, was very well known. In the two works, the ruin (the name given derives from the inscription on the cornice) is drawn at a similar angle, the play of shadows and lights is essentially the same. Human figures are absent in the drawing, unlike the engraving of Silvestre, which is not uncommon in the works of Moucheron which, for the characters, frequently called Adrien Van de Velde or Johannes Lingebach. The wilder aspect of the landscape is also characteristic of Moucheron: he replaces Silvestre's lake with a valley spanned by a bridge (Mandrella 2001-2002).

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Entered on: 2017-06-12; Last modification: 2019-09-17


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