Travelers in a Forest

Herman Saftleven II Dutch

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Herman Saftleven was a prolific draftsman. Among the diverse subjects that he treated, he made many drawings of invented landscapes drawn in a combination of brown wash and black chalk. This beautiful sheet depicting travelers walking through a forest on a windy day was rendered with great freedom. Saftleven created depth and a play of light through the foliage by masterfully layering the black chalk with wash and small touches of white heightening.

Travelers in a Forest, Herman Saftleven II (Dutch, Rotterdam 1609–1685 Utrecht), Black chalk, brush and black and brown wash, heightened with white, black framing lines on three sides

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