Boats on Shore and in Water

Jan de Bisschop1648 - 1652

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

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.

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  • Title: Boats on Shore and in Water
  • Creator: Jan de Bisschop
  • Date: 1648 - 1652
  • Location Created: The Netherlands
  • Physical Dimensions: 9.2 x 14.9 cm (3 5/8 x 5 7/8 in.)
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Pen and brown ink and wash; brown ink framing lines
  • Source Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Object Type: Drawing
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: 2011.28.2
  • Inscription: C 18 on verso
  • Display Location: Not currently on view
  • Department: Drawings
  • Culture: Dutch
  • Classification: Drawings