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River Landscape with House on a Rocky Island Gm-00024101

River Landscape with House on a Rocky Island Gm-00024101

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Isaac Major (Flemish / German, 1588–after 1642) Despite the drawing's title, the monumental trees at the center are clearly the focus of the composition. Twisting sinuously, they seem more alive, more vital, and more organic than the diminutive human figures sprinkled throughout the scene. Isaac Major achieved his effects in watercolor without relying on an underlying pen or pencil sketch for guidance.

This sheet is one of a group of landscapes by Major called the "indigo" drawings, after the blue wash he applied with a brush. He envisioned the scene almost completely in monochrome. While a single color, blue, suggests the entire range of light, shadow, and color, he added touches of green, yellow, and reddish watercolor as appropriate.

The rugged terrain shows the influence of Roelandt Savery and Pieter Stevens, after whose works Major made a number of engravings. The black chalk squaring indicates that he may have made this drawing in preparation for a print, although none is known.

Art Prints are printed on heavy matte finish German art paper using the finest Canon archival inks. Frame is black natural with a white mattboard and Acrylite glazing.

Wall Murals are printed on 42" matte finish, self-adhesive Kodak PhotoText fabric panels that combine and mount easily on a non textured wall surface. We can custom make to any size, just ask.

Stretched Canvas is stretched by hand over 1.5" thick pine bars and printed on cotton poly matte finish canvas. Each canvas is hand coated with Hahnemuhle UV/Archive coating, these are Swiss quality best in industry canvases.


All our images are digitized from the original negative , printed and assembled in Switzerland to museum standards by our master printer.

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