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Prints and Drawings
Artist: Cornelis Hendriksz. Vroom the Younger, Dutch, ca. 1591–1661

Panorama with a Country House before an Inland Sea

ca. 1638–40

Pen and brown ink

sheet: 29.2 × 44.8 cm (11 1/2 × 17 5/8 in.)
Egmont Collection, Yale Library Transfer
1961.64.56
Trained by his father, Hendrick, who specialized in marine painting, Cornelis Vroom the Younger focused instead on landscape painting and drawing. As in this drawing, he often chose a high viewpoint, creating a calm panorama distanced from noisy everyday life. Depicted with meticulous, delicate penwork, the dunes’ shadows and the bands of dark trees lead the eye back into the landscape. Two small figures near a wagon in the middle distance are visible, as are some ships on the water and a roof of a country house, but Vroom appears to have been more interested in a celebration of the characteristic Dutch landscape than in any human narrative.
Geography: 
Made in The Netherlands
Culture: 
Dutch
Period: 
17th century
Classification: 
Works on Paper - Drawings and Watercolors
Provenance: 

John Percival, first Earl of Egmont (1683-1748); John T. Graves; Robert Hoe (sale New York, Anderson Auction Company, April 15-19, 1912, Library of Robert Hoe, Part III, A-K, no. 949); Yale
University Library (Anonymous Donor, 1957).

Bibliography: 

Suzanne Boorsch and John J. Marciari, Master Drawings from the Yale University Art Gallery, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2006), 27, 150–51, 250, no. 47, ill.

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