POELENBURGH, Cornelis van
(b. ca. 1594, Utrecht, d. 1667, Utrecht)

Figures beneath the Arches of a Classical Ruin

Pen and brush in brown over black chalk, 427 x 385 mm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Poelenburgh's Italian drawings from the first half of the 1620s are characterized by a lavish use of the brush in dark brown ink and close attention to the rendering of light and shade.