Windmills along a canal, oil on canvas 38.3 x 64.9 cm, signed l.l. 770007 Coll.III cv ER
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.
S.M. van Wijck, Renkum, 1899; veiling Frederik Muller & Co., Amsterdam, 20 nov. 1900, lotnr. 53 (met afb.); mevr. Kwast; veiling Frederik Muller & Co., Amsterdam, 11 dec. 1956, lotnr. 237 (met afb.); Kunsthandel Pieter A. Scheen, 's-Gravenhage, 1964; Galerie Nova Spectra, Den Haag, 1970; Kunsthandel A.H. Bies, Eindhoven, 1974; part. bezit Nederland.
tent.cat. Amsterdam, Arti et Amicitiae, 'Eere-Tentoonstelling Jacob Maris', 1899, cat.nr. 108 (met afb.); Pieter A. Scheen, 'Lexicon Nederlandse beeldende kunstenaars 1750-1880', 's-Gravenhage 1981, afb. 496.
Amsterdam, Arti et Amicitiae, 'Eere-Tentoonstelling Jacob Maris', dec. 1899; Tsinandali, Georgië, Alexander Chavchavadze House-Museum, ‘Once Upon a time in Holland. The young Piet Mondrian and the masters who inspired him’, 1 mei-30 juni 2011.