Drawings based on the engravings from The true and perfect description of three voyages so strange and woonderfull, that the like hath neuer been heard of before: done and performed three yeares, one after the other, by the ships of Holland and Zeland, on the north sides of Norway, Muscouia, and Tartaria, towardsthe kingdomes of Cathaia & China book by Gerrit de Veer

 

In preparation for my stay in Galleri Svalbard I visited the depots of the Maritime Museum in Amsterdam where they have the first (and second) edition of the book The true and perfect description of three voyages so strange and woonderfull, that the like hath neuer been heard of before: done and performed three yeares, one after the other, by the ships of Holland and Zeland, on the north sides of Norway, Muscouia, and Tartaria, towardsthe kingdomes of Cathaia & China by Gerrit de Veer. I later found out there is a Latin translation from 1598 in the library of Galleri Svalbard. The story is an account of Willem Barents and Jacob van Heemskerck’s ill-fated expedition of 1596, which saw its 17 members stranded on Nova Zembla for ten months during the polar winter. Before they stranded on Nova Zembla Barents discovered Bear Island and Spitsbergen by accident.

 

1-4 June
Ink, pencil, ballpoint, watercolour, acrylic paint and gouache on paper – 88,5 x 138 cm – 2018
21-22 June
Ink, pencil, watercolour and gouache on paper – 71 x 103 cm- 2018
15 August
Ink, pencil, watercolour and gouache on paper – 71,5 x 108,5 cm – 2018
26 August
Ink, pencil, watercolour and gouache on paper – 71 x 112 cm – 2018
28 August
Ink, pencil, watercolour and gouache on paper – 71 x 96 cm – 2018
15 September
Ink, pencil, watercolour and gouache on paper – 55 x 90 cm – 2020
17 September
Ink, pencil, watercolour, acrylic paint and gouache on paper – 85 x 109,5 cm – 2018
25 September
Inkt, potlood, waterverf, gouache en acryl op papier – 70 x 96 cm – 2018
25 Oktober
Ink, pencil, watercolour and gouache on paper – 79,5 x 140 cm – 2018
7 / 9 December
Ink, pencil, watercolour and gouache on paper – 60 x 88,5 cm – 2018
12 February
Inkt, potlood, waterverf, acryl en gouache op papier – 60 x 88,5 cm – 2018
29 May
Ink, pencil, watercolour and gouache on paper – 60 x 88,5 cm – 2018
30 May
Ink, pencil, watercolour and gouache on paper – 60 x 88,5 cm – 2018
12 & 13 June
Ink, pencil, watercolour, acrylic paint, gouache and collage on paper – 140 x 251 cm – 2019
17 June
Ink, pencil, watercolour, acrylic paint, gouache and collage on paper – 83 x 143 cm – 2019
28 & 29 June
Ink, pencil, watercolour, acrylic paint and gouache on paper – 117 x 244 cm – 2018
1 juli
Ink, pencil, watercolour and gouache on paper – 90 x 143 cm – 2020
21 July
Ink, pencil, watercolour and gouache on paper – 95,8 x 145,5 cm – 2019
28 July
Ink, pencil, watercolour, acrylic paint and gouache on paper – 114,6 x 244 cm – 2020
16 / 20 August
Ink, pencil, watercolour, acrylic paint and gouache on paper – 140 x 285 cm – 2020