Panorama with a Country House before an Inland Sea Artist: Cornelis Hendriksz. Vroom the Younger (Dutch, ca. 1591–1661)

ca. 1638–40

Prints and Drawings

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.

Medium

Pen and brown ink

Dimensions

sheet: 11 1/2 × 17 5/8 in. (29.2 × 44.8 cm)

Credit Line

Egmont Collection, Yale Library Transfer

Accession Number

1961.64.56

Culture
Period

17th century

Classification
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Provenance

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
  • Lisa Hodermarsky, 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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Additional information

Marks

WM: Arms of Burgundy & Austria, similar to Churchill 266

Inscriptions

in graphite on mount at LL: "Meyrhinge"

Signed

in pen and brown ink at LL: "[?] CVROOM 164. 1640 or 1649" [CVR in monogram]

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