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  • Museum number


  • Description

    Landscape with three peasants and a church; a city in the distance; within a hand drawn circle
    Pen and brown and black ink

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1638-1687
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 99 millimetres
    • Width: 93 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Inscribed within drawing in lower middle with Gillis Neyts' initials: "g-n"; numbered above image in pen and black ink: "1." and in the top right in pen and brown ink "1"
  • Curator's comments

    This album contains 53 leaves (most are numbered in the top right 1-50), on which 48 drawings by Gillis Neyts have been pasted. The drawings depict mainly landscapes with fortified buildings or windmills and small groups of figures, coastal scenes or marines, all within a (hand) drawn boarder. Most of the drawings are in pen and brown on paper, some are touched with black ink. The album also includes two engravings. The first engraving is a portrait of Jan Baptiste Jacobs by L. Causé on the fly-leaf (see 1836,0811.785). The second engraving (with no registration number) is the title-page and is an allegorical composition by Melaer and has a space cut out for a written inscription. The engraving is also touched with yellow, red, green and purple. This album was made and mounted by Jan Baptiste Jacobs, bookseller at Antwerp around 1700, who provided the manuscript title. The album is bound in brown leather with gilt tooled ornaments and cloth ties. see 1836,0811.716-784. For the entire volume see 1836,0811.668-715 and 1836,0811.785. For another volume containg drawings by Neyts, also collected and bound by Jan Baptist Jacobs see 1836,0811.716-784.

    Literature: P. Gustot, "Gillis Neyts, Un paysagiste Brabançon en vallée Mosane au XVIIe siècle", Namur, 2008, p.145 and; C. Depauw, in 'Met passer en penseel: Brussel en het oude hertogdom Brabant in beeld', Koninklijke Musea voor Schone Kunsten, Brussel, 2000,


  • Bibliography

    • Hind 1915-31 28 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (197.b.11)

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  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    There is an armorial ex-libris (Franks Bookplates, No.23283) of John Percival (Perceval), 1st Earl of Egmont, on the inside front cover with "SVB CRVCE CANTO" on a banderole and "Iohn Ld. Percival Baron of Burton,/in the County of Cork in Ireland. 1715." The verso of the first leaf is signed and inscribed "Bought at Antwerp of Mr. Jacob's/Son 27 Sept.1723/Percival" Each drawing and the numbered print have the collector's mark "S".

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number


Landscape with three peasants and a church; a city in the distance; within a hand drawn circle  Pen and brown and black ink


Landscape with three peasants and a church; a city in the distance; within a hand drawn circle Pen and brown and black ink

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