View near Orleans

c. 1695–97
Location: not on view
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The artist captured this scene in France during a long journey from the Netherlands to Italy.


The Dutch artist Isaac de Moucheron’s view of a rural hillside is inscribed in Dutch “Buyten Orleans” (outside Orleans), indicating that he made the drawing while passing through France on a journey from the Netherlands to Italy. De Moucheron likely captured this scene with graphite and ink while on-site and then finished it later with gray, brown, and pink washes. Many Dutch artists took Italian sojourns to sketch the landscape, antique sculpture, and architecture.
View near Orleans

View near Orleans

c. 1695–97

Isaac de Moucheron

(Dutch, 1667–1744)

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