FRYTOM, Frederik van
(b. ca. 1630, ?, d. 1702, Delft)

Dish with a landscape

c. 1680
Faience painted blue in the glaze, diameter 19 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Frytom used the white ground of this faience dish in a very special way by setting down this broad, hilly landscape in delicate outlines with different shades of blue, and above all with thousands of minuscule dots. He gave the scene a sense of depth by painting the hills on the horizon with a very pale blue which almost fades into the background.