A Sailing Boat on a Wide Expanse of Water  1650

by Rembrandt

The flatness and broad, horizontal expansiveness of the Dutch landscape is punctuated by a lone sailboat. A gentle breeze blows to the right, agitating the rushes, and filling the sail of the boat. The vista opens to the right where a small peninsula of land, a house, and sensitively rendered architectural forms appear on the horizon. [br] To the left, a mass of bulrushe...
8.9 x 18.3 cm
Pen and brown ink and brown wash, on tinted paper
Courtesy of The Getty