Lambert Doomer (1622/3-1700)

Rock Dwellings at Saumur on the Loire

Dutch, 1646

Pen with grey and brown washes

22.8 x 36.5 cm

The inhabitants of a rock dwelling execute their daily tasks.

This scene at Saumur is on of a number of drawings made in the Loire Valley by the artist en route from Nantes in 1646. Other are in the Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin, the Stadelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt, the Hermitage, St. Petersburg, and two private collections. Most of Doomer’s 300 surviving drawings are topographical works such as this of the Netherlands, France and Germany.

Purchased in 1937 (No. 37.8)

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