Wooded Landscape with a River, Castle, and Town Beyond

Denis van Alsloot (Brussels, before 1573–1625/26 Brussels)

1611 (?)
pen and brown ink, brown wash, touches of yellow, pink, and blue wash, over traces of black chalk underdrawing
9 7/16 x 13 15/16 in. (24 x 35.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Bequest of Helen Hay Whitney, by exchange, and Mrs. Carl L. Selden Gift, in memory of Carl L. Selden; and Sarah Ann and Werner H. Kramarsky, Sally and Howard G. Lepow, and Harvey Salzman Gifts, 1994
Accession Number:
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Signature: At lower left, inscribed "D.v. Alsloot" in pen and brown ink

    Inscription: Annotated by a later hand at lower left in pen and brown ink: 1611

  • Provenance

    Sotheby Mak van Waay B.V., Amsterdam, November 18, 1980, lot 20; Adolphe Stein, in 1981; Christie's, Amsterdam, November 14, 1994lot 14; Vendor: Katrin Bellinger Kunsthandel , Munich

  • References

    Sotheby Mak van Waay B.V. Belangrijke Nederlandse, Vlaamse en Duitse tekeningen / Fine Dutch, Flemish and German Drawings. Catalogus van de Kunstveiling 320 / Sale Catalogue 320. Amsterdam, November 18, 1980, cat. no. 20.

    Adolphe Stein Master Drawings Presented by Adolphe Stein. July 6-18, 1981, cat. no. 1, fig. no. pl. 2, ill.

    George R. Goldner, Lee Hendrix European Drawings. 2. Catalogue of the Collections: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, California. vol. 2, 1992, p. 192, note 1, unde rno. 81.

    Sabine van Sprang "A propos de quelques dessins de Denijs van Alsloottot." Delineavit et Sculpsit. vol. 26, The Hague, November 2003, p. 11.

  • See also
    In the Museum
    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History