Swieten Castle from the west, Roelant Roghman, c. 1646 - c. 1647

Swieten Castle from the west, Roelant Roghman, c. 1646 - c. 1647

black chalk, with grey wash, with some charcoal soaked in linseed oil; framing line in brown ink (mostly damaged), h 373mm × w 520mm More details

Roghman made drawings of Swieten Castle in Zoeterwoude from four different vantage points, two of which are owned by the Rijksmuseum. He has surrounded the sun-drenched castle with trees to graceful effect. The resulting picturesque atmosphere is further intensified by the ducks in the pond, the stork’s nest atop the chimney, and the figures on the bridge.

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