DÜRER, Albrecht
(b. 1471, Nürnberg, d. 1528, Nürnberg)

Antwerp Harbour

Pen drawing, 213 x 283 mm
Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna

This drawing is from the artist's sketchbook of his trip to the Netherlands. The waterfront is seen from an elevation; the pictorial technique is lively and bold. The reduction in the size of the objects due to perspective, as seen in the ships, generates a vivid feeling of depth, all the more because the right foreground was never elaborated.