Friday, June 30, 2017

Eye Candy for Today: Jean-Baptiste Le Prince ink and wash drawing

Imaginary Landscape with Fishermen Pulling in Their Nets, Jean-Baptiste Le Prince ink and wash drawing
Imaginary Landscape with Fishermen Pulling in Their Nets, Jean-Baptiste Le Prince

Pen and black ink with gray wash, roughly 16 x 12 inches (40 x 29 cm); in the collection of the Morgan Library and Museum, NY; use the Download or Zoom links on their page.

Though described as an imaginary landscape, both the landscape elements and the confidently rendered figures have a relaxed naturalism. I like the depth the artist has created with lighter values of wash.

 
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4 thoughts on “Eye Candy for Today: Jean-Baptiste Le Prince ink and wash drawing

  1. Richard Ewen

    I just found your site and started to follow you. What I like very much is the detail photos which show pencil and brush work. I look forward to seeing more artist’s work on your site.

  2. ælle

    Please, tell me/us something about the pink paper Le Prince painted on. Or is it a wash? Baby pink is a hype, and I love it.

  3. Charley Parker Post author

    The detailed info doesn’t say much about the paper, but if you use the zoom feature and the “fullscreen” option (to the right of the controls under the zoomed image) you can see the paper in more detail.

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