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Anton Mauveartist • painter • watercolourist • draughtsmanZaandam 1838-1888 Arnhem

biography of Anthonij 'Anton' Mauve

Portrait of artist, painter, watercolourist and draughtsman Anthonij 'Anton' Mauve

Portrait of Anthonij 'Anton' Mauve

The father of Anton Mauve, pastor in Haarlem, initially resisted his son's wish to become an artist. But in the end, in 1954, he was 16 years old, apprenticed to the Haarlem cattle painter Pieter Frederik van Os. It was the start of a career in which the painter would constantly develop. In the summer of 1858, Mauve went to Oosterbeek, persuaded by his ten-year-old Haarlem painter's friend Gabriel. In this Veluwe village, the ideas of the French Barbizon painters were put into practice. The aim was to portray nature and the mood of the moment as realistic as possible. So the young artists went into nature with their painting gear to observe it on the spot and record their impressions. Mauve developed a great love for nature and practiced working 'en plein air'. He also met Willem Maris, who became a good friend. Mauve kept returning to Oosterbeek throughout the 60s. He found there the rich variety of pasture land with cattle, forest and heathland with sheep grazing herds of which the rural activities enchanted him.

In 1871 he moved to The Hague where his friend Willem Maris lived and married Jet Carbentus, a niece of Vincent van Gogh. Now the unspoiled landscape around The Hague became his working area. In this period he often painted landscapes with horses, masterfully observed and sometimes radiating a melancholic atmosphere. Contemporaries called contemporaries this work. Mauve was often to be found in the Dekkersduin, where he had an improvised studio and observed herds of sheep. During these years, interest in his work increased, partly due to the art dealer Goupil & Cie., Who sold his paintings to England, Scotland and the United States. When, in the early 1980s, the unspoilt spots around The Hague had to clear the field for development due to the rising industrialization, Mauve packed his painting supplies and moved to quieter areas.

It was on the advice of Jozef Israëls that he first arrived (1882) in the village of Laren, surrounded by extensive heathland. 'It is a beautiful country here, beautiful heathland, there are also sheep, magnificent thatched roofs and very friendly corners,' he wrote to his wife. Three years later he left The Hague and settled definitively in the picturesque farming village.

Mauve is incorrectly called a 'sheep painter', although he was also a handsome painter of horses and landscapes with cows. But what he actually painted over the years was nature: the atmosphere of pearl-gray or sometimes wet, cold autumn days, quiet, snowy winter days and the early morning of a summer day, damp and windless.

for salepaintings, watercolours and drawings by Anton Mauve


Mauve A.  | A farmer in a polder landscape, oil on canvas, 40.5 x 64.0 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1870Mauve A.

A farmer in a polder landscape, oil on canvas, 40.5 x 64.0 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1870

Mauve A.  | Double duty, watercolour on paper, 23.8 x 34.0 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1875Mauve A.

Double duty, watercolour on paper, 23.8 x 34.0 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1875

Mauve A.  | Landscape with shepherd and a flock of sheep, oil on canvas, 38.6 x 66.5 cm, signed l.r.Mauve A.

Landscape with shepherd and a flock of sheep, oil on canvas, 38.6 x 66.5 cm, signed l.r.

Mauve A.  | Sheep watering by a river, oil on canvas, 60.5 x 90.2 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1870Mauve A.

Sheep watering by a river, oil on canvas, 60.5 x 90.2 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1870

Mauve A.  | Summer landscape with a farm and windmill, oil on canvas, 75.0 x 101.7 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1870Mauve A.

Summer landscape with a farm and windmill, oil on canvas, 75.0 x 101.7 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1870

Mauve A.  | The barge tow, watercolour on paper, 25.5 x 40.9 cm, signed l.r. and dated '74Mauve A.

The barge tow, watercolour on paper, 25.5 x 40.9 cm, signed l.r. and dated '74

Mauve A.  | Under the trees, oil on canvas, 51.6 x 81.2 cm, signed l.l.Mauve A.

Under the trees, oil on canvas, 51.6 x 81.2 cm, signed l.l.

Mauve A.  | Wood gatherer with horse-drawn cart, oil on canvas, 33.8 x 54.1 cm, signed l.r. and painted 1875-1880Mauve A.

Wood gatherer with horse-drawn cart, oil on canvas, 33.8 x 54.1 cm, signed l.r. and painted 1875-1880


previously for salepaintings, watercolours and drawings by Anton Mauve


Mauve A.  | A cow, oil on canvas laid down on panel, 16.0 x 27.5 cmMauve A.

A cow, oil on canvas laid down on panel, 16.0 x 27.5 cm

Mauve A.  | A farmer and oxes, watercolour on paper, 22.5 x 32.5 cm, signed l.l.Mauve A.

A farmer and oxes, watercolour on paper, 22.5 x 32.5 cm, signed l.l.

Mauve A.  | A farmer and oxes on a country road, pastel and watercolour on paper, 39.7 x 47.2 cmMauve A.

A farmer and oxes on a country road, pastel and watercolour on paper, 39.7 x 47.2 cm

Mauve A.  | A farmer at work, oil on panel, 43.3 x 32.7 cm, signed l.l.Mauve A.

A farmer at work, oil on panel, 43.3 x 32.7 cm, signed l.l.

Mauve A.  | A farmer digging  potatoes, watercolour on paper, 27.5 x 45.0 cm, signed l.r.Mauve A.

A farmer digging potatoes, watercolour on paper, 27.5 x 45.0 cm, signed l.r.

Mauve A.  | A farmer with horses, watercolour on paper, 35.0 x 28.0 cmMauve A.

A farmer with horses, watercolour on paper, 35.0 x 28.0 cm

Mauve A.  | A farmer working on a field, watercolour on paper, 19.9 x 40.4 cm, signed l.r.Mauve A.

A farmer working on a field, watercolour on paper, 19.9 x 40.4 cm, signed l.r.

Mauve A.  | A farmer's wife in the dunes, watercolour on paper, 22.6 x 34.5 cm, signed l.r.Mauve A.

A farmer's wife in the dunes, watercolour on paper, 22.6 x 34.5 cm, signed l.r.

Mauve A.  | A milkmaid and cattle by a fence, oil on panel, 31.7 x 50.0 cm, signed l.l.Mauve A.

A milkmaid and cattle by a fence, oil on panel, 31.7 x 50.0 cm, signed l.l.

Mauve A.  | A ploughing farmer, watercolour on paper, 20.2 x 37.0 cm, signed l.r.Mauve A.

A ploughing farmer, watercolour on paper, 20.2 x 37.0 cm, signed l.r.

Mauve A.  | A portrait of Ariëtte Mauve-Carbentus, oil on canvas laid down on panel, 19.5 x 33.8 cm, signed l.r.Mauve A.

A portrait of Ariëtte Mauve-Carbentus, oil on canvas laid down on panel, 19.5 x 33.8 cm, signed l.r.

Mauve A.  | A shepherd and flock, watercolour on paper, 33.0 x 58.7 cm, signed l.r.Mauve A.

A shepherd and flock, watercolour on paper, 33.0 x 58.7 cm, signed l.r.

Mauve A.  | A shepherd and flock in the dunes, oil on canvas, 58.4 x 111.7 cm, signed l.l.Mauve A.

A shepherd and flock in the dunes, oil on canvas, 58.4 x 111.7 cm, signed l.l.

Mauve A.  | A shepherd and flock on the heath, Laren, oil on canvas, 42.9 x 63.8 cm, signed l.r.Mauve A.

A shepherd and flock on the heath, Laren, oil on canvas, 42.9 x 63.8 cm, signed l.r.

Mauve A.  | A shepherd and his flock, watercolour on paper, 31.5 x 52.0 cm, signed l.r.Mauve A.

A shepherd and his flock, watercolour on paper, 31.5 x 52.0 cm, signed l.r.

Mauve A.  | A shepherd and his flock, oil on canvas, 60.5 x 80.2 cm, signed l.r.Mauve A.

A shepherd and his flock, oil on canvas, 60.5 x 80.2 cm, signed l.r.

Mauve A.  | A shepherd and his flock on a sandy track, watercolour and gouache on paper, 49.7 x 34.2 cm, signed l.r.Mauve A.

A shepherd and his flock on a sandy track, watercolour and gouache on paper, 49.7 x 34.2 cm, signed l.r.

Mauve A.  | A shepherd with his flock, watercolour on paper, 31.5 x 50.0 cm, signed l.r.Mauve A.

A shepherd with his flock, watercolour on paper, 31.5 x 50.0 cm, signed l.r.

Mauve A.  | A shepherd with his flock, oil on canvas, 65.0 x 96.5 cm, signed l.r.Mauve A.

A shepherd with his flock, oil on canvas, 65.0 x 96.5 cm, signed l.r.

Mauve A.  | A shepherd with his flock, watercolour on paper, 14.6 x 24.4 cm, signed l.r.Mauve A.

A shepherd with his flock, watercolour on paper, 14.6 x 24.4 cm, signed l.r.

Mauve A.  | A shepherd with his flock, charcoal and pastel on paper, 30.2 x 45.7 cm, signed l.r.Mauve A.

A shepherd with his flock, charcoal and pastel on paper, 30.2 x 45.7 cm, signed l.r.

Mauve A.  | A shepherd with his flock by a river, oil on panel, 25.1 x 41.0 cm, signed l.r.Mauve A.

A shepherd with his flock by a river, oil on panel, 25.1 x 41.0 cm, signed l.r.

Mauve A.  | A shepherdess tending to her flock, watercolour on paper, 25.7 x 36.3 cm, signed l.r.Mauve A.

A shepherdess tending to her flock, watercolour on paper, 25.7 x 36.3 cm, signed l.r.

Mauve A.  | A snowy forest at sunset, watercolour on paper, 48.0 x 35.0 cm, signed l.r.Mauve A.

A snowy forest at sunset, watercolour on paper, 48.0 x 35.0 cm, signed l.r.

Mauve A.  | A snowy landscape near Laren, watercolour on paper, 66.8 x 88.6 cm, signed l.r.Mauve A.

A snowy landscape near Laren, watercolour on paper, 66.8 x 88.6 cm, signed l.r.

Mauve A.  | A winter landscape with a farmer's wife, oil on panel, 22.0 x 19.9 cm, signed l.r.Mauve A.

A winter landscape with a farmer's wife, oil on panel, 22.0 x 19.9 cm, signed l.r.

Mauve A.  | Cattle in a meadow, near Oosterbeek, oil on panel, 30.3 x 43.9 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1866Mauve A.

Cattle in a meadow, near Oosterbeek, oil on panel, 30.3 x 43.9 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1866

Mauve A.  | Cows in a meadow, oil on canvas, 54.1 x 83.3 cm, signed l.r.Mauve A.

Cows in a meadow, oil on canvas, 54.1 x 83.3 cm, signed l.r.

Mauve A.  | Feeding the goats, watercolour on paper, 25.6 x 22.2 cm, signed l.r.Mauve A.

Feeding the goats, watercolour on paper, 25.6 x 22.2 cm, signed l.r.

Mauve A.  | Gathering wood, watercolour on paper, 30.5 x 15.2 cm, signed l.l.Mauve A.

Gathering wood, watercolour on paper, 30.5 x 15.2 cm, signed l.l.

Mauve A.  | Grazing sheep among birch trees, pencil and watercolour on paper laid down on panel, 25.1 x 35.1 cm, signed l.r.Mauve A.

Grazing sheep among birch trees, pencil and watercolour on paper laid down on panel, 25.1 x 35.1 cm, signed l.r.

Mauve A.  | Harnessing the young bull, oil on panel, 28.0 x 41.0 cm, signed l.r.Mauve A.

Harnessing the young bull, oil on panel, 28.0 x 41.0 cm, signed l.r.

Mauve A.  | Horses along a towpath, watercolour on paper, 27.0 x 42.1 cm, signed l.r. and painted in the 1870'sMauve A.

Horses along a towpath, watercolour on paper, 27.0 x 42.1 cm, signed l.r. and painted in the 1870's

Mauve A.  | Milking yard near The Hague, oil on canvas, 116.4 x 172.8 cm, signed l.r.Mauve A.

Milking yard near The Hague, oil on canvas, 116.4 x 172.8 cm, signed l.r.

Mauve A.  | Milking yard near The Hague, oil on canvas, 116.4 x 172.8 cm, signed l.r.Mauve A.

Milking yard near The Hague, oil on canvas, 116.4 x 172.8 cm, signed l.r.

Mauve A.  | Milking-time, oil on canvas, 51.4 x 82.0 cm, signed l.r. and painted circa 1862-1864Mauve A.

Milking-time, oil on canvas, 51.4 x 82.0 cm, signed l.r. and painted circa 1862-1864

Mauve A.  | Ploughman with two horses, brush and ink on paper, 39.0 x 51.0 cm, signed l.r.Mauve A.

Ploughman with two horses, brush and ink on paper, 39.0 x 51.0 cm, signed l.r.

Mauve A.  | Sheep feeding, oil on canvas, 55.5 x 80.7 cm, signed l.r.Mauve A.

Sheep feeding, oil on canvas, 55.5 x 80.7 cm, signed l.r.

Mauve A.  | Sheep returning in their shed, watercolour on paper, 33.8 x 47.2 cm, signed l.r.Mauve A.

Sheep returning in their shed, watercolour on paper, 33.8 x 47.2 cm, signed l.r.

Mauve A.  | Sheepfold returning, watercolour on paper, 38.0 x 56.0 cm, signed l.r.Mauve A.

Sheepfold returning, watercolour on paper, 38.0 x 56.0 cm, signed l.r.

Mauve A.  | Shepherd with his flock on the heath, Laren, watercolour on paper, 55.3 x 91.0 cm, signed l.r.Mauve A.

Shepherd with his flock on the heath, Laren, watercolour on paper, 55.3 x 91.0 cm, signed l.r.

Mauve A.  | Strolling along the beach, pencil on paper, 7.7 x 13.4 cm, signed l.r. with studio stamp (AM)Mauve A.

Strolling along the beach, pencil on paper, 7.7 x 13.4 cm, signed l.r. with studio stamp (AM)

Mauve A.  | The sand-cart, oil on canvas, 32.9 x 28.1 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1875-1880Mauve A.

The sand-cart, oil on canvas, 32.9 x 28.1 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1875-1880

Mauve A.  | The sheep fold, watercolour and gouache on paper, 33.0 x 47.0 cm, signed l.r.Mauve A.

The sheep fold, watercolour and gouache on paper, 33.0 x 47.0 cm, signed l.r.

Mauve A.  | Timber wagon with horses, oil on canvas, 106.6 x 205.8 cm, signed l.r. and dated '77Mauve A.

Timber wagon with horses, oil on canvas, 106.6 x 205.8 cm, signed l.r. and dated '77


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