Utrecht 1844-1914 Locarno (Zwitserland)
watercolour on paper 30.4 x 24.2 cm, signed l.r. with studio stamp
J.A. Neuhuys, who began as a history painter, had a decisive influence on the artistic and pictorial development of the Laren School, particularly in the depiction of peasant interiors in the Gooi region. Through his training at the Antwerp Academy he felt a strong affinity to romantic art, but around 1875, under the influence of Jacob Maris, he arrived at a measured Impressionist style.