BISSCHOP, Jan de
(b. 1628, Amsterdam, d. 1671, Den Haag)

The Schiedam Gate at Delft

1655-60
Graphite, pen and brush and brown ink, 95 x 159 mm
Historisch Museum, Amsterdam

By using deep brown washes that contrasts sharply with the colour of the paper, the amateur draftsman De Bisschop creates an impression of sunlight. This Italianate-like picture shows the influence of De Bisschop's master, the Italianate painter Bartholomeus Breenbergh.