CLEVE, Hendrick van III
(b. ca. 1525, Antwerpen, d. ca. 1592, Antwerpen)

Italian Landscape with Aqueduct

1580s
Pen, brown and reddish brown ink, blue and reddish brown wash, 204 x 285 mm
Szépművészeti Múzeum, Budapest

Hendrick van Cleve was one of those northern artists whose art was fundamentally determined by the experiences he gained in Italy. Two series of engravings depicting towns and landscapes are known executed after his drawings and published by Philip Galle, in which real and imaginary elements are combined. This also characterizes the present drawing which is packed with a number of motifs of different kinds.