View Over Flat Country, with Amsterdam in the Distance and a Cottage with Trees Nearby
Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669)
Bistre ink and wash on brown laid paper
Width 21 cm x height 7.8 cm
Museum no. E.1359-1970
We know that the cottage is nearby because it is much larger than the buildings indicated along the horizon. Thus distance is represented largely through the use of aerial perspective.