Boats on Shore and in Water

Object Details


Boats on Shore and in Water


Jan de Bisschop (Dutch, 1628 - 1671)




The Netherlands (Place created)


1648 to 1652


Pen and brown ink and wash; brown ink framing lines


9.2 × 14.9 cm (3 5/8 × 5 7/8 in.)

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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.

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, sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 2011.

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