Getty Adds Dutch Drawings

The Getty Museum, which recently added drawings by Fragonard and an Italian Renaissance portraitist, has also acquired a group of 11 Dutch landscape drawings of the Golden Age. Three are by the attorney-amateur Jan de Bisschop. Above is his marvelously minimal Valkenburg Ferry Boat (1655-1660).

There are sheets by Nicolaes Berchem, Jan van Goyen, Pieter Molijn, and Adriaen van Ostade. A Battle at Sea by Ludolf Bakhuyzen is the first work in any medium by this seascape master in an L.A. collection (below). For more on the Dutch drawings, see the Getty site.