View of Eindhoven from the Northeast

Object Details

Title:

View of Eindhoven from the Northeast

Artist/Maker(s):

Isack van Ostade (Dutch, 1621 - 1649)

Culture:

Dutch

Date:

1645

Medium:

Pen and brown ink, gray, blue, red, and green washes, black and red chalk

Dimensions:

16.4 x 22.6 cm (6 7/16 x 8 7/8 in.)

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In this scene, Isack van Ostade presented an idealized view of the town of Eindhoven, depicting rustic buildings covered by lacy foliage. His charming vista begins at the right with a rustic house with a thatched roof.

Van Ostade's delicate wash and penwork create a picturesque view of rural Holland. During the 1600s in Holland, genre and landscape pictures became popular with city dwellers wanting to recreate in their own homes their enjoyable experiences in the local countryside. To meet the demand for such subjects artists often made picturesque landscape drawings, like this one, which were sold on the open market.

In his paintings, van Ostade specialized in large-scale summer and winter views of Holland that are usually crowded with figures. Here he instead focused on the charms of the rustic townscape.

Exhibitions
17th Century Dutch Drawings (July 21 to October 4, 1992)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum, (Malibu), July 21 to October 4, 1992, (Cat.)
Dutch Drawings of the 16th and 17th Centuries (August 16 to October 23, 1994)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum, (Malibu), August 16 to October 23, 1994, (Cat.)
Landscape Drawings 1500 - 1900 (June 9 to August 23, 1998)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), June 9 to August 23, 1998, (Cat.)
Paper Art: Finished Drawings in Holland 1590-1800 (September 6 to November 20, 2005)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), September 6 to November 20, 2005, (Cat.)
Drawing Life: The Dutch Visual Tradition (November 24, 2009 to February 28, 2010)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), November 24, 2009 to February 28, 2010, (Cat.)