GERMAN SCHOOL, EARLY/MID-16TH CENTURY
BIRD'S EYE VIEW OF A RUGGED, WOODED RIVER LANDSCAPE
Pen and brown ink
201 by 270 mm; 8 by 10⅝ in
Laid down. Made up in both top corners. other small damages along bottom edge, but ink generally good and strong.
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This energetically drawn and visually complex landscape would appear to be German in origin, and date from the early to mid-16th century. In some respects it is reminiscent of certain drawings produced in the Danube School orbit of Albrecht Altdorfer, but in terms of the penmanship, if not the composition, there are also echoes of even earlier works, notably those of the Master of the Drapery Studies.