19. att. to Dirk Verrijk
(1734-1786)

River Scene with a View of Lekkerkerk

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att. to Verrijk , River Scene

River Scene with a View of Lekkerkerk

Drawing in pen and ink and watercolor on laid paper, inscribed verso, 162 x 235 mm., ex collection: Dr. Pietro Malenza (Lugt 2101). Included with the drawing is the original hand-written descriptive sheet from the auction of Dr. Malenza’s drawings on Feb. 25, 1867. Lekkerkerk is a town on the Lek Rever in South Holland, and its Reformed Church, shown in the drawing, is still standing and functional. The drawing is a little portrait of a place, the kind of specific visual description that emerged in Dutch art, became quite popular in the seventeenth century and perhaps even more so in the eighteenth. Without falling into pure topographical representation, it represents the polar opposite of the generalized landscape constructed in the studio on artistic principles from a variety of previously observed elements.

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