Trees on a Slope
  • Anthonie Waterloo
  • Lille ca. 1610 - 1690 Utrecht
  • Trees on a Slope
  • Charcoal and grey wash, partly heightened with white,
    black framing lines, on wove paper,
  • old inscriptions on the verso
  • 151 × 191 mm
Dr. Peter Malenza, Verona,
Collection Sauerwein, Munich

Alongside a few precise and topographical works, Waterloo was largely known for the atmospheric effect of his free landscapes on paper, which he structured almost as oil paintings.

In these works, he preferred black chalk for the first sketches, which were then built up with wash and white heightening.