A Dutch harbour town (Dordrecht), oil on canvas 41.5 x 49.0 cm, signed l.r. and to be dated ca. 1890 6199215 Coll.bv
Jacob Maris was a major painter of the Hague School. More than any other artist he was able to capture the silver grey tones of an overcast Dutch day and combine these with dark browns, ochres and a single daub of colour. He painted chiefly landscapes, cityscapes and beach scenes. Influenced by the Barbizon School, he painted directly from nature. He achieved great success internationally and his work was sold in Scotland and the United States.
coll. Jacob R.H. Neervoort van de Poll, Rijsenburg/Amsterdam; veiling Frederik Muller, Amsterdam, 29 nov. 1921, lotnr. 22.
tent.cat. Amsterdam, Arti et Amicitiae, 'Eere-Tentoonstelling Jacob Maris', 1899, cat.nr. 39 (als: 'Stadsgezicht (1890)'); Th. de Bock, 'J. Maris', Amsterdam 1902-1903, afb. pag. 179; tent.cat. Den Haag, Kunsthandel Pieter A. Scheen, 'Zomertentoonstelling Haagse School', 1971, pag. 15, nr. 22; Pieter A. Scheen, 'Lexicon Nederlandse beeldende kunstenaars 1750-1880', Den Haag 1981, afb. 506.
Amsterdam, Arti et Amicitiae, febr. 1892, nr. 14; Amsterdam, Arti et Amicitiae, 'Eere-Tentoonstelling Jacob Maris', dec. 1899; Den Haag, Kunsthandel Pieter A. Scheen, 'Zomertentoonstelling Haagse School', 1971.