A Forest with Two Men Conversing

Jacobus Pelgrom Dutch

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A large, lifeless beech, its bare branches writhing toward the sky, dominates this lush forest scene; the dead tree stands as a reminder of the brevity of life. Pelgrom was a landscape painter as well as a draftsman whose drawings showcase his careful study of trees in nature. He often drew the forests in the province of Gelderland along the eastern border of The Netherlands. Its hilly, romantic terrain differed from the flat and tamed countryside around Amsterdam where the artist lived.

A Forest with Two Men Conversing, Jacobus Pelgrom (Dutch, Amsterdam 1811–1861 Amsterdam), Pen and black ink over black chalk, brush and brown and gray wash

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