Inscription: Recto, inscribed "J de Grave fecit" at l.r., dated and titled ("De Stadt Grave") in another hand on mount; Baumfeld's
stamp at l.r. of mount; Verso, Baumfeld's stamp near c. of mount
Provenance: Zeitlin and Ver Brugge, Los Angeles; Rudolf L. Baumfeld, Los Angeles
Bibliography: Van Hasselt, R.J. "Supplement bijgewerkt tot I. September 1967." Typescript supplement B to van Hasselt 1965.
Scope and Content:
While de Grave depicts the town in a traditional cityscape, the presence of the Dutch army is duly indicated by the boat in
the center filled with several small figures and two cannons as well as two additional cannons standing on the shore.
De Grave worked very closely with two other artists, Valentin Klotz and Barnardus Klotz. The three traveled together throughout
the Netherlands, sketching cities and towns and often drawing the same sites and copying one another's drawings. Between 1674
and 1676 they traveled with the Dutch army, sketching the towns they passed through and the activities of the troops at rest.
Dutch; cityscapes; military camps; armies; rivers; boats