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Constan Gabrielartist • painter • watercolourist • draughtsmanAmsterdam 1828-1903 Scheveningen

biography of Paul Joseph Constantin 'Constan(t)' Gabriel

Portrait of artist, painter, watercolourist and draughtsman Paul Joseph Constantin 'Constan(t)' Gabriel

Portrait of Paul Joseph Constantin 'Constan(t)' Gabriel

Paul Joseph Constantin Gabriel was the son of the then celebrated Amsterdam sculptor Paul Joseph Gabriel. It was therefore more or less self-evident that he would become an artist and at the age of 12 he attended the evening class at the Rijksacademie. After a failed apprenticeship with B. C. Koekkoek in Kleve - Gabriel would not have enough talent - and lessons from Cornelis Lieste in Haarlem, he went to Oosterbeek in 1853 to become a good landscape painter. Just like the other painters and his friend Anton Mauve, he practiced studying nature there. The story goes that in bad weather he worked for so long that he got ear infections and became deaf. In 1860 he moved to Brussels to try his luck there. He met Willem Roelofs, who had lived and worked in Brussels for some time and became a kind of teacher for him. In the following years Gabriel underwent enormous influence from the six-year-older Roelofs, as well as from the painters of the Barbizon School, whose work was regularly exhibited in Brussels.

it was Roelofs who took Gabriel on a painting tour in the Netherlands and opened his eyes to the beauty of the water-rich Dutch landscape. They may have visited Kortenhoef together for the first time. Lake and peat areas and polder landscape became Gabriel's specialty. He found a wealth of colors in this Dutch landscape, even when the weather was gray and gray. It is reflected in the intense blue that he often used for the sky, the many color nuances of the water, the colors of green in the meadow. In addition to working with color, simplicity and a balanced composition with strong forms are typical of Gabriel's landscapes. A mill, a barge, an eel trap, a fisherman, they were often the ingredients that he had enough.

From 1862, Gabriel returned to the Netherlands for at least three months each year to paint the polder landscape 'truthfully'. Just like the other painters of the Haagse School, he searched for the unadorned landscape, not yet affected by industrialization. First he found that around Veenendaal and in the Gein area, from the 70s in the ponds and peat areas around Abcoude and nearby Kortenhoef and from 1875 around the Nieuwkoopse Plassen. He must have had a good visual memory and, in his own words, he usually needed just one glance to work out his sketch in his studio, with the memory still fresh in his mind. His oil sketches were, just like those of Roelofs, of such high quality that they were often stuck on a panel later on and sold as a painting.
One of Gabriel's most important students was Willem Tholen, who came to Brussels for three months in 1879 to get lessons. After that the master and pupil kept in touch. Gabriel went to Kampen for a few summers to stay with Tholen. Then they went into the peat bogs or worked around Giethoorn.

In 1884 Gabriel moved back to the Netherlands and settled near The Hague. The art climate there had become more favorable for 'modern' landscape painters and, moreover, his childhood friend Mauve lived in The Hague. Gabriel settled with his wife on the Kanaalweg in Scheveningen. He became an active member of Pulchri Studio and visited new areas, such as the Kinderdijk area. Also in Kortenhoef, a guest at Klaas Boom in the toll booth at the Zuwe, he continued to find the untouchedness he had been looking for throughout his painting life.

for salepaintings, watercolours and drawings by Constan Gabriel


Constan Gabriel | Farmyard with well, oil on canvas, 29.2 x 41.8 cm, signed l.l.

Constan Gabriel

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Farmyard with well

Constan Gabriel | Early morning in the polder near Kortenhoef, oil on canvas, 36.3 x 58.2 cm, signed l.r.

Constan Gabriel

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Early morning in the polder near Kortenhoef

Constan Gabriel | Morning twilight, oil on canvas, 60.5 x 35.9 cm, signed l.r.

Constan Gabriel

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Morning twilight

Constan Gabriel | Polderlandscape with a bridge, oil on canvas laid down on panel, 18.8 x 29.4 cm, signed l.l.

Constan Gabriel

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Polderlandscape with a bridge

Constan Gabriel | The first sea bass (early morning), oil on canvas, 54.3 x 83.4 cm, signed l.r.

Constan Gabriel

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The first sea bass (early morning)

Constan Gabriel | Summer (polder near Giethoorn), oil on canvas, 90.8 x 151.0 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1875

Constan Gabriel

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Summer (polder near Giethoorn), ca. 1875

Constan Gabriel | A sunny day, oil on canvas laid down on panel, 47.0 x 32.0 cm, signed l.r.

Constan Gabriel

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A sunny day

Constan Gabriel | A peat cutter with his barge in a polder landschape, oil on canvas, 28.6 x 46.5 cm, signed l.r.

Constan Gabriel

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A peat cutter with his barge in a polder landschape

Constan Gabriel | Early morning near Veenendaal, oil on canvas, 66.0 x 101.5 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1870

Constan Gabriel

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Early morning near Veenendaal, ca. 1870

Constan Gabriel | Dutch polder landscape, oil on canvas, 63.6 x 97.7 cm, signed l.r.

Constan Gabriel

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Dutch polder landscape

Constan Gabriel | Mill at sunset, black chalk and watercolour on paper, 26.2 x 35.4 cm, signed l.l.

Constan Gabriel

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Mill at sunset

Constan Gabriel | View on the Proosdijer windmill on the river Winkel, watercolour on paper, 36.1 x 53.3 cm, signed l.r.

Constan Gabriel

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View on the Proosdijer windmill on the river Winkel


previously for salepaintings, watercolours and drawings by Constan Gabriel


Constan Gabriel | Before the storm, at Abcoude, oil on canvas, 28.6 x 46.2 cm, signed l.r.

Constan Gabriel

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Before the storm, at Abcoude

Constan Gabriel | Morning twilight, oil on canvas, 60.5 x 35.9 cm, signed l.r.

Constan Gabriel

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Morning twilight

Constan Gabriel | Windmill near Leidschendam, oil on panel, 39.4 x 60.0 cm, signed l.l.

Constan Gabriel

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Windmill near Leidschendam

Constan Gabriel | Fisherman in a Dutch landscape, oil on canvas, 29.0 x 46.4 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1875

Constan Gabriel

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Fisherman in a Dutch landscape, 1875

Constan Gabriel | Angler in a polder landscape, oil on panel, 18.9 x 32.7 cm, signed l.l.

Constan Gabriel

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Angler in a polder landscape

Constan Gabriel | Windmill near Giethoorn, oil on canvas laid down on panel, 32.2 x 54.2 cm, signed l.r.

Constan Gabriel

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Windmill near Giethoorn

Constan Gabriel | Landscape with drawbridge on a rainy day, oil on panel, 21.1 x 31.4 cm, signed l.r. and dated '69

Constan Gabriel

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Landscape with drawbridge on a rainy day

Constan Gabriel | A polder landscape with windmills in the distance, oil on canvas laid down on panel, 16.0 x 38.0 cm

Constan Gabriel

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A polder landscape with windmills in the distance

Constan Gabriel | Angler in a rowing boat at sunset, oil on canvas, 29.4 x 45.9 cm, signed l.l.

Constan Gabriel

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Angler in a rowing boat at sunset

Constan Gabriel | A ploughing farmer, oil on canvas laid down on panel, 22.3 x 33.0 cm, signed l.l. and dated '92

Constan Gabriel

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A ploughing farmer

Constan Gabriel | The mill path near Kortenhoef, with windmill De Lelie, oil on panel, 49.7 x 82.2 cm, signed l.l.

Constan Gabriel

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The mill path near Kortenhoef, with windmill De Lelie

Constan Gabriel | Landscape under a cloudy sky, oil on canvas laid down on panel, 24.1 x 38.0 cm, signed l.r.

Constan Gabriel

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Landscape under a cloudy sky

Constan Gabriel | Windmill 'De Winkel' in backlight, oil on panel, 20.3 x 30.5 cm, signed l.l.

Constan Gabriel

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Windmill 'De Winkel' in backlight

Constan Gabriel | Windmill in the Westbroekpolder near Zoeterwoude, oil on canvas laid down on panel, 32.5 x 26.1 cm, signed l.r.

Constan Gabriel

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Windmill in the Westbroekpolder near Zoeterwoude

Constan Gabriel | Windmill in Dutch landscape at sunset, oil on canvas, 25.3 x 60.5 cm, signed l.l.

Constan Gabriel

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Windmill in Dutch landscape at sunset

Constan Gabriel | Landscape near Oosterbeek, oil on panel, 9.8 x 14.1 cm, signed l.l. and painted ca. 1855

Constan Gabriel

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Landscape near Oosterbeek

Constan Gabriel | A polder landscape with windmills, oil on panel, 18.6 x 23.9 cm, signed l.r.

Constan Gabriel

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A polder landscape with windmills

Constan Gabriel | The windmill, oil on canvas laid down on panel, 39.0 x 30.1 cm, signed l.r.

Constan Gabriel

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The windmill

Constan Gabriel | Fishermen at a duck pond, oil on canvas, 28.9 x 46.4 cm, signed l.l.

Constan Gabriel

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Fishermen at a duck pond

Constan Gabriel | Farmyard with well, oil on canvas, 29.2 x 41.8 cm, signed l.l.

Constan Gabriel

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Farmyard with well

Constan Gabriel | Fisherman in the early morning, oil on canvas, 30.2 x 47.0 cm, signed l.r.

Constan Gabriel

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Fisherman in the early morning

Constan Gabriel | Anglers in a polder landscape, oil on panel, 21.5 x 31.3 cm, signed l.r.

Constan Gabriel

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Anglers in a polder landscape

Constan Gabriel | Farmer's wife, oil on canvas, 45.6 x 31.7 cm, signed l.l.

Constan Gabriel

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Farmer's wife

Constan Gabriel | A windmill by sunset, oil on canvas, 48.0 x 35.5 cm, signed l.l.

Constan Gabriel

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A windmill by sunset

Constan Gabriel | Feeding the chickens, oil on canvas laid down on panel, 23.5 x 31.2 cm, signed l.l. and dated '93

Constan Gabriel

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Feeding the chickens

Constan Gabriel | Country estate 'Leeuw en Hoofd', Heemstede, oil on panel, 32.8 x 43.7 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1851

Constan Gabriel

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Country estate 'Leeuw en Hoofd', Heemstede

Constan Gabriel | A view of the 'Oostzijdse Molen aan het Gein' Abcoude, oil on canvas, 28.8 x 46.1 cm, signed l.l.

Constan Gabriel

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A view of the 'Oostzijdse Molen aan het Gein' Abcoude

Constan Gabriel | A fisherman in a polder landscape, oil on canvas, 55.0 x 39.0 cm, signed l.l.

Constan Gabriel

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A fisherman in a polder landscape

Constan Gabriel | Fishermen in a polder landscape, oil on panel, 21.5 x 31.3 cm, signed l.r.

Constan Gabriel

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Fishermen in a polder landscape

Constan Gabriel | Haystack, oil on canvas laid down on panel, 15.4 x 24.6 cm, signed l.l. and dated '92

Constan Gabriel

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Haystack

Constan Gabriel | A view of the church of Elspeet, oil on canvas, 49.2 x 38.4 cm, signed l.l.

Constan Gabriel

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A view of the church of Elspeet

Constan Gabriel | A farm along a stream, Giethoorn, oil on canvas laid down on panel, 43.3 x 53.5 cm, signed l.r.

Constan Gabriel

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A farm along a stream, Giethoorn

Constan Gabriel | Moored boat, oil on panel, 29.5 x 23.5 cm, signed l.l.

Constan Gabriel

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Moored boat

Constan Gabriel | Corn sheafs, oil on canvas laid down on panel, 18.9 x 33.4 cm, signed l.l.

Constan Gabriel

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Corn sheafs

Constan Gabriel | A view on Epe, oil on canvas laid down on panel, 16.3 x 27.5 cm, signed l.l.

Constan Gabriel

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A view on Epe

Constan Gabriel | View of Giesen Nieuwkerk, oil on canvas laid down on panel, 28.6 x 41.2 cm, signed l.l. and dated '98

Constan Gabriel

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View of Giesen Nieuwkerk

Constan Gabriel | A traveller in a winter landscape, oil on panel, 34.2 x 56.4 cm, signed l.r. and painted circa 1886

Constan Gabriel

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A traveller in a winter landscape

Constan Gabriel | Landscape with pond (sketch), oil on panel, 28.4 x 31.7 cm, signed l.r.

Constan Gabriel

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Landscape with pond (sketch)

Constan Gabriel | Le Point du jour, oil on canvas, 65.0 x 101.0 cm, signed l.r.

Constan Gabriel

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Le Point du jour

Constan Gabriel | 'Veluws' landscape, oil on panel, 28.4 x 39.0 cm, signed l.r. and painted circa 1850

Constan Gabriel

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'Veluws' landscape

Constan Gabriel | Evening twilight, oil on panel, 18.8 x 27.1 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1855

Constan Gabriel

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Evening twilight

Constan Gabriel | A windmill along a waterway, Abcoude, oil on canvas laid down on panel, 21.8 x 34.7 cm, signed l.r.

Constan Gabriel

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A windmill along a waterway, Abcoude

Constan Gabriel | A flatboat in a polder landscape, oil on canvas laid down on panel, 18.5 x 32.0 cm, signed l.r.

Constan Gabriel

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A flatboat in a polder landscape

Constan Gabriel | A view of the 'Winkel', Abcoude, oil on canvas, 66.0 x 101.8 cm, signed l.l.

Constan Gabriel

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A view of the 'Winkel', Abcoude

Constan Gabriel | An extensive polder landscape, oil on canvas laid down on panel, 18.7 x 32.5 cm, signed l.r. and dated '74

Constan Gabriel

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An extensive polder landscape

Constan Gabriel | A polder landscape with a windmill, oil on panel, 25.0 x 44.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated '74

Constan Gabriel

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A polder landscape with a windmill

Constan Gabriel | Canal in a polder landscape, oil on canvas laid down on panel, 22.7 x 43.6 cm, signed l.r.

Constan Gabriel

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Canal in a polder landscape

Constan Gabriel | A polder landscape, oil on canvas laid down on panel, 25.5 x 37.8 cm, signed l.l.

Constan Gabriel

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A polder landscape

Constan Gabriel | A country road, oil on panel, 24.3 x 31.5 cm, signed l.l.

Constan Gabriel

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A country road

Constan Gabriel | A windmill, oil on canvas laid down on panel, 18.2 x 36.0 cm, signed l.l.

Constan Gabriel

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A windmill

Constan Gabriel | River landscape, oil on canvas laid down on panel, 22.0 x 35.5 cm

Constan Gabriel

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River landscape

Constan Gabriel | A polder landscape with windmill, watercolour on paper, 7.5 x 16.5 cm, signed l.l. and painted circa 1899

Constan Gabriel

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A polder landscape with windmill

Constan Gabriel | A view of the 'Proosdijermolen aan de Winkel', Abcoude, chalk and watercolour on paper, 36.5 x 63.5 cm, signed l.l.

Constan Gabriel

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

A view of the 'Proosdijermolen aan de Winkel', Abcoude

Constan Gabriel | A polder landscape, watercolour on paper, 30.5 x 45.5 cm, signed l.l. twice

Constan Gabriel

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A polder landscape

Constan Gabriel | A man in a rowing boat, watercolour on paper, 35.0 x 53.0 cm, signed l.l.

Constan Gabriel

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A man in a rowing boat

Constan Gabriel | A windmill in a landscape, watercolour on paper, 23.3 x 35.0 cm, signed l.r.

Constan Gabriel

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

A windmill in a landscape

Constan Gabriel | A polder landscape with moored barges, watercolour on paper, 51.0 x 35.8 cm, signed l.l.

Constan Gabriel

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A polder landscape with moored barges

Constan Gabriel | The church of Elspeet, watercolour on paper, 33.2 x 52.3 cm, signed l.r.

Constan Gabriel

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The church of Elspeet

Constan Gabriel | A polder landscape with rainbow, watercolour on paper, 45.0 x 69.0 cm, signed l.l.

Constan Gabriel

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

A polder landscape with rainbow


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