Holland: The Local Talent

My 4 month stint in Limburg is rapidly drawing to a close. I’ve painted with a couple of professional plein air painters, Hans Versfelt and (briefly) Roos Shuring, and had a few coffees with fellow ex-pat portraitist Scott Bartner.

In March, I visited the Tefaf fair in Maastricht with Urban Larsson, who showed me around and introduced me to the great Dutch painters of the 19th-century. As always, most of these artists aren’t well known abroad, but deserve greater recognition.

I had trouble finding books and images online for these artists, and I may have the titles wrong, but here goes.

(They have really long-winded names for being from such a small country).

Jacob Maris (The Anathaeum has a lot more images):

Jacob Maris. The Five Windmills (from the Centraal Museum, Utrecht)

Jacob Maris. The Ferry

Jacob Maris. The Ferry Boat.

Jacob Maris. Windmill in the Snow.

There were three Marises. Jacob’s brother Willem painted lots of animal subjects:

Willem Maris. Ducks. (From the Rijksmuseum)

Johannes Christiaan Karel Klinkenberg (More on Artmight):

Johannes Klinkenberg. River View, Sun.

Johannes Klinkenberg. View of Rotterdam.

Paul Joseph Constantin Gabriël:

Paul Gabriel. A Polder Landscape.

Paul Gabriel. Landscape with Windmill. (From the Amsterdam Historical Museum).

Willem Bastiaan Tholen:

Willem Bastiaan Tholen. ‘Gezicht Op De Nieuwe Haven’.

Johan Hendrik Weissenbruch (more at Wikipaintings):

J. H. Weissenbruch. River Landscape.