In the 1670s, some years after his return to Amsterdam, he made quite a number of repetitions, versions and variants of those travel drawings, presumably for sale to collectors such as the famous Amsterdam merchant Laurens van der Hem, who assembled one of the greatest collections of topographical drawings and prints of its time.2 As Sumowski noted (see Literature), this grand and compositionally innovative depiction of the Belvedere at Nijmegen is one of these autograph versions; the corresponding 1663 travel drawing is in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.3
Doomer's fine topographical drawings have been avidly collected, ever since the 17th century. Major groups, including another variant of the present composition, belonged to the Amsterdam collectors Jeronimus Tonneman and Cornelis Ploos van Amstel.
1. So fulsomely published by Stijn Alsteens and Hans Buijs, Paysages de France, dessinées par Lambert Doomer et les artistes hollandais et flamands des XVIeet XVIIesiècles, Paris 2008
2. See Een wereldreiziger op Papier, De atlas van Laurens van der Hem (1621-1678), exhib. cat., Amsterdam, Paleis op de Dam, 1992
3. Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, inv. RP-T-1888-A-1600; Sumowski, op. cit., no. 397
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