Landscape with Classical Architecture
  • Jacob van der Ulft
  • Gorkum 1627 - 1689 Noordwijk
  • Landscape with Classical Architecture
  • Pen and brown ink, brown wash, on paper,
  • verso inscribed in pen and brown ink:
    In cen hof biy St. Jiovani Latrian,
    and in pencil: door Van Der Ulft
  • 137 × 215 mm
Chevalier J. Camberlyn (Lugt 514)

Jacob van der Ulft likely came to his very personal style of architectural landscape as an autodidact, but was also certainly influenced by the drawings of Jan de Bisschop (1628-1671). Despite the ostensibly Italianate atmosphere and themes of many of his drawings, it remains uncertain whether the artist himself ever undertook a journey past the Alps.1

  1. A. Houbraken, De groote Schouburgh, Vol. II, p. 196).