The J. Paul Getty Museum

Boats on Shore and in Water

Object Details

Title:

Boats on Shore and in Water

Artist/Maker:

Jan de Bisschop (Dutch, 1628 - 1671)

Culture:

Dutch

Place:

Netherlands (Place Created)

Date:

1648–1652

Medium:

Pen and brown ink and wash; brown ink framing lines

Object Number:

2011.28.2

Dimensions:

9.2 × 14.9 cm (3 5/8 × 5 7/8 in.)

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Object Description

Jan de Bisschop made atmospheric landscape studies like this one on sketching trips throughout the Netherlands. Here he depicts a small fishing boat called a weyschuit with its rigging articulated in fine, filigree pen lines.

The weyschuit rests on shore near a cluster of rowboats and a large, flat-bottomed vessel. The artist's copious use of blank paper invites viewers to imaginatively fill in the remaining scene.

Provenance
Provenance
by 1980

Walther Bernt, 1900 - 1980, by inheritance to his heir, 1980.

1980 - 2005

Bernt Family [sold, Sotheby's, Amsterdam, November 16, 2005, lot 142, to Dr. Igor Bier and Christl von Fabris auf Mayerhofen.]

2005 - 2011

Dr. Igor Bier and Christl von Fabris auf Mayerhofen, sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 2011.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Recent Acquisitions in Context (January 8 to February 24, 2013)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), January 8 to February 24, 2013
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
Bibliography
Bibliography

Sotheby's, Amsterdam. Old Master Drawings. November 16, 2005, p. 93, lot 142, ill.