The Monterberg Seen from Kalkar

Lambert Doomer Dutch

Not on view

A pupil of Rembrandt, Lambert Doomer traveled extensively sketching his native landscapes. The Lehman sheet is one of a large number of highly finished drawings, all in the same technique (many also on ledger paper), made from rough sketches in Doomer’s Amsterdam studio in the early 1670s. It is in the airy execution of the preliminary sketches that one detects a greater proximity to Rembrandt. The Monterberg is one of the hills bordering the west side of the Rhine Valley just across the present Dutch/German border. A picturesque setting popular among artists – including Aelbert Cuyp – the hilltop castle in ruins belonged to the noble family of Cleves.

The Monterberg Seen from Kalkar, Lambert Doomer (Dutch, Amsterdam 1624–1700 Amsterdam), Pen and brown ink, brush and washes in brownish, grayish and greenish tints, on ledger paper with two horizontal red lines printed near the upper border.

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