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.


  • Title: Boats on Shore and in Water (Main View)
  • Creator: Jan de Bisschop
  • Date Created: 1648–1652
  • Location Created: Netherlands
  • Physical Dimensions: 9.2 × 14.9 cm (3 5/8 × 5 7/8 in.)
  • Type: Drawing
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Pen and brown ink and wash; brown ink framing lines
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 2011.28.2
  • Culture: Dutch
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Creator Display Name: Jan de Bisschop (Dutch, 1628 - 1671)
  • Classification: Drawings (Visual Works)

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