The Seasons: Summer
Paper 265 x 350 mm; mount 405 x 557 mm
This etching of a landscape during summer in Holland is part of a series of the seasons made by Jan van de Velde in 1617.
Jan van de Velde derived from a family of painters, engravers, etchers, and printmakers who had a profound influence upon the development of Dutch landscape art. After he registered as an apprentice to the draughtsman and engraver Jacob Matham, van de Velde became a master in Haarlem in 1614. He subsequently made a number of landscape prints of Northern Holland, which explored the relationship between people and the environment.
Purchased 1955 (No.55.14/2)