"Drawings from the Dutch Golden Age".

The Dutch Golden Age  was a period in Dutch history, roughly spanning the 17th century, in which Dutch trade, science, military, and art were among the most acclaimed in the world.
Because of the growing number of wealthy Dutch middle-class, successful mercantile patrons and the lack of Counter-Reformation church patronage that dominated the arts in Catholic Europe, resulted in the great number of "scenes of everyday life" or genre paintings, and other non-secular pictures.

There were a lot of good painters who portrayed the Seascape scenes. These painters, did their oil artworks at the atelier, but they did hundred of drawings and washes at open air. With watercolors, pencil, inks, white chalk and gouaches, and another faster techniques...

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