Finally, a new painting to share with you all. It's been a long hiatus, and I feel better for having started making art again. Here, then, is my latest offering: 'Gate after Hendrik de Keyser', 27x28 cms, mixed media on 300msg watercolour paper. It is a variation of a design reproduced in 'Architectura Moderna', 1631, the artist and architect Salomon Brays' tribute to de Keyser.
De Keyser, (1565 -1621), was an interesting character: architect, sculptor and merchant. He was resident mainly in Amsterdam, though he did visit England at the behest of Amsterdam city magistrates in 1607. His, work, as far as I can tell, blends the native Netherlandish tradition with Italian Mannerism. He was the son of a cabinet maker, and father of Pieter de Keyser, architect and sculptor; Thomas painter and architect; and Willem, architect and sculptor. Quite a talented family.