The J. Paul Getty Museum

View of Tivoli

Object Details

Title:

View of Tivoli

Artist/Maker:

Sebastian Vrancx (Flemish, 1573 - 1647)

Culture:

Flemish

Place:

France (Place Created)

Date:

about 1600

Medium:

Black chalk, pen and brown ink, gray and brown wash

Object Number:

86.GG.28

Dimensions:

27 × 41.3 cm (10 5/8 × 16 1/4 in.)

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Object Description

From a vantage point high on the opposite side of a wide river, Sebastian Vrancx looked down and sketched this scene on the other side of the bank. Using pen and brown ink, he lightly delineated the buildings, foliage, and strange, hollow rock formations. Animated lines indicate smaller details such as the pattern of the brickwork and the rushing water, and broad applications of gray and brown wash suggest the dark shadows cast by the cliffs and give added texture and depth to the rocks and buildings in the foreground.

Provenance
Provenance
April 10, 1985

Christie's (London), lot 130, by Forbes' heirs

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Art Market, Paris

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Old Master and XIXth Century Paintings and Drawings (November 1985)
  • Galerie de la Scala (New York), November to November 1985
European Landscape Drawings of the 15th through 19th Century (October 6 to December 13, 1992)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), October 6 to December 13, 1992
Drawn Toward Nature: Landscapes and Gardens in Ancién-Regime France (June 13 to August 27, 1995)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), June 13 to August 27, 1995
The Poetry of Paper (July 23 to October 20, 2013)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), July 23 to October 20, 2013
The Lure of Italy: Artists' Views (May 9 to July 30, 2017)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), May 9 to July 30, 2017