EECKHOUT, Gerbrand van den
(b. 1621, Amsterdam, d. 1674, Amsterdam)
The City Walls of Delft with the Mill Called The Rose1640-45
Black chalk and gray wash, 127 x 194 mm
Institut Néerlandais, Paris
As a painter, Van der Eeckhout is known mostly for history pictures and genre scenes. His approximately two hundred known drawings reveal a greater versatility, for they include portraits, figure studies, landscapes, designs for ornamental engravings and goldsmith's works, as well as genre scenes and biblical subjects. Most of his rather simple landscape drawings are topographical studies.