A Drawbridge in a Dutch Town

The town has not been identified but it is not necessarily meant to be a particular place, as Maris did not greatly value topographical accuracy. The lines of the bridge appear to have been painted wet in wet without underdrawing, although it is probable the artist used some straight object to create them.

There is a watercolour version of the same view, dated 1875, in Amsterdam (Rijksmuseum).

Key facts

Artist dates
1837 - 1899
Full title
A Drawbridge in a Dutch Town
Date made
about 1875
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
30.2 x 22.7 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
Presented by J.C.J Drucker, 1910
Inventory number
Location in Gallery