Information from the museum’s website, 22 April 2015
From a private collection, the Rijksmuseum is showing approximately 120 drawings of landscapes and seascapes dating from the 16th through the early 19th century. Artists such as Rembrandt, Ruisdael, Brueghel, Knip, Lievens and Van de Velde travelled in their own country and the wider world (especially Italy), recording their surroundings in pencil, pen, gouache and watercolour. They were greatly interested not only in their own city or village, but also in the surrounding nature. Bridges, gates, city walls and panoramic views display the beauty of nature through the centuries at its most picturesque. Many drawings are exhibited in antique frames.
Location: Philips Wing