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Roelofs W.  | Willem Roelofs | Paintings offered for sale | Cows in a water landscape, oil on canvas 24.2 x 38.9 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1880
Roelofs W.  | Willem Roelofs | Paintings offered for sale | Cows in a water landscape, oil on canvas 24.2 x 38.9 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1880

Willem Roelofs

Cows in a water landscape
oil on canvas 24.2 x 38.9 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1880

This framed painting is for sale.

Price: 69,000

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Provenance: coll. Charles Baervoets, Heist, België, daarna door vererving in bezit gekomen van de vorige eigenaar.
Literature: D. Lannoy, F. Devinck, Th. Thomas, 'Impressionisten in Knocke & Heyst (1870-1914)', Oostkamp 2007, pag. 161 (met afb.); Harry Otten e.a., 'hollandse wolkenluchten - een onvergelijkbaar schouwspel', Utrecht/Antwerpen 2009, afb. in kleur pag. 44; tent.cat. Haarlem, Frans Hals Museum/De Hallen, ’Lucht! in de Nederlandse kunst sinds 1850’, 2014, afb. in kleur pag. 19.
Exhibited: Knokke-Heist, België, Cultuurcentrum Scharpoord en Sincfala, Museum van de Zwinstreek, 'Impressionisten in Knocke & Heyst (1870-1914)', 24 nov. 2007-20 jan. 2008; Haarlem, Frans Hals Museum/De Hallen, ’Lucht! in de Nederlandse kunst sinds 1850’, 21 juni-7 sept. 2014.

Willem Roelofs is regarded as the major forerunner of the Hague School. He painted woodland scenes and broadly arranged landscapes in which he unerringly conveys the openness and flatness of the Dutch polder land with its dykes and cattle under a cloudy sky. Influenced by the French School of Barbizon, he often took himself off to paint directly from nature. In so doing, he was able to capture in a single free brushstroke the constantly changing effect of light and shadow on the landscape. For the greater part of his life he lived in Brussels, but often returned to the Netherlands to paint and gain inspiration.


Roelofs W.  | Along the forest edge, oil on canvas 48.4 x 69.0 cm, signed l.r. and panted ca. 1850 Roelofs W.

Along the forest edge, oil on canvas 48.4 x 69.0 cm, signed l.r. and panted ca. 1850

Roelofs W.  | Behind the farm, oil on panel 22.1 x 37.7 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1855-1860 Roelofs W.

Behind the farm, oil on panel 22.1 x 37.7 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1855-1860

Roelofs W.  | Two windmills in the Stolwijk polder (near Gouda), oil on panel 14.8 x 24.0 cm, signed l.l. and painted ca. 1872-1875 Roelofs W.

Two windmills in the Stolwijk polder (near Gouda), oil on panel 14.8 x 24.0 cm, signed l.l. and painted ca. 1872-1875

Roelofs W.  | Farmstead with shepherdess, cows and sheep, oil on panel 23.2 x 36.0 cm, signed l.l. and painted ca. 1861-1867 Roelofs W.

Farmstead with shepherdess, cows and sheep, oil on panel 23.2 x 36.0 cm, signed l.l. and painted ca. 1861-1867

Roelofs W.  | The river Gein near the Velderslaan, Abcoude, oil on canvas laid down on panel 30.3 x 44.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated 'Juillet' 1881 on the reverse Roelofs W.

The river Gein near the Velderslaan, Abcoude, oil on canvas laid down on panel 30.3 x 44.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated 'Juillet' 1881 on the reverse

Roelofs W.  | The dolmen of Tynaarlo, Drenthe, oil on panel 28.9 x 46.2 cm, signed l.r. with initials and painted ca. 1863-1870 Roelofs W.

The dolmen of Tynaarlo, Drenthe, oil on panel 28.9 x 46.2 cm, signed l.r. with initials and painted ca. 1863-1870

Roelofs W.  | A summer landscape with windmills and two anglers, oil on panel 28.7 x 47.6 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1872-1875 Roelofs W.

A summer landscape with windmills and two anglers, oil on panel 28.7 x 47.6 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1872-1875

Roelofs W.  | Sketch of poplars, oil on panel 34.0 x 24.0 cm Roelofs W.

Sketch of poplars, oil on panel 34.0 x 24.0 cm


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