A Mountainous Landscape with a River

A Mountainous Landscape with a River

A Mountainous Landscape with a River
Tobias Verhaert (1561-1631)
Flanders
Late 16th or early 17th century
Ink and wash with additional blue-grey wash on laid paper
Width 24.7 cm x height 38.5 cm
Museum no. Dyce 555

The effect of distance here is achieved largely through areial perspective. The further away the landscape the smaller its forms and the lighter its tone. The pen strokes also reduce in size in the distance enhancing the effect of perspective. In addition linear perspective is employed in the representation of the river.