GOYEN, Jan van
(b. 1596, Leiden, d. 1656, Den Haag)

View of Delft from the North

1653
Black chalk, brush and gray ink, 117 x 210 mm
British Museum, London

Jan van Goyen is well known for his numerous on-site sketches he made while traveling. The artist recorded views in locations all over the northern Netherlands, including Delft where, as in other cities, he was attracted by picturesque architectural motifs.