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Hendrik Willem Mesdagartist • painter • watercolourist • draughtsmanGroningen 1831-1915 Den Haag

biography of Hendrik Willem Mesdag

Portrait of artist, painter, watercolourist and draughtsman Hendrik Willem Mesdag

Portrait of Hendrik Willem Mesdag

The banker's son Hendrik Willem Mesdag started his career as artists only when he was 35, encouraged by his wife Sientje Mesdag-van Houten. At the outset his successful cousin Lourens Alma Tadema would have said: “You will never become a Meissonnier, perhaps even a Courbet.” In Mesdag's tasteful collection there was no work by the great French painter Meissonnier, but Courbet was well represented. , like many painters from the Barbizon School and contemporaries. On the advice of Alma Tadema, Mesdag was apprenticed to Willem Roelofs in Brussels in 1866, after a short stopover at Johannes Warnardus Bilders in Oosterbeek. At the time, Bilders advised him not to become 'little Roelofs', but to keep seeing with his own eyes. Own interpretation and reproduction are important in the various art movements after romanticism. Modern art is no longer a representation of ideal reality, but the interpretation of real nature. Artists are widely appreciated for their obstinacy and originality.

In Mesdag's beach scenes and open seas you can almost feel the salty air and the cold wind of the North Sea. He perfectly portrays the color and scent of the Dutch coast with his palette of nuanced green, gray and brown. He not only touches the right strings in his broad, fast touch, he also knows how to innovate and vary in composition so that no painting is the same. In the context of his predecessors from The Hague with the romantic beach views - such as Andreas Schelfhout, Hermanus Koekkoek and Louis Meijer - Mesdag's contribution to the Hague School formed a breath of fresh air for the modern art lover.

Mesdag practiced a lot, had a great urge to paint and was happy to receive criticism. When, in 1870, everyone was surprised to earn the gold medal at the Paris Salon with a large seascape, his reputation was immediately established in the Netherlands. He joined Pulchri Studio in The Hague, where he became one of the most important members. Mesdag established himself as one of the greatest marine and beach painters of his time with a large production of high quality. He built up a strong international network, sold well at home and abroad and participated in many exhibitions. His wife, Sientje Mesdag-van Houten, also painted in impressionist style, with characteristics from the Hague School in terms of color and touch. Her paintings often radiate an intimate atmosphere and are clearly influenced by her husband and their company in The Hague.

for salepaintings, watercolours and drawings by Mesdag H.W.


Mesdag H.W.  | At anchor in the surf, watercolour and gouache on paper, 44.5 x 55.4 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

At anchor in the surf, watercolour and gouache on paper, 44.5 x 55.4 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | At open sea, oil on canvas, 40.2 x 51.3 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

At open sea, oil on canvas, 40.2 x 51.3 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | Dune landscape with cattle, oil on canvas laid down on board, 30.6 x 38.4 cmMesdag H.W.

Dune landscape with cattle, oil on canvas laid down on board, 30.6 x 38.4 cm

Mesdag H.W.  | Fishing vessels at sea, pen and ink on paper, 20.7 x 13.0 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

Fishing vessels at sea, pen and ink on paper, 20.7 x 13.0 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | Fishing vessels in a harbour, watercolour on paper, 43.2 x 31.8 cm, signed l.l.Mesdag H.W.

Fishing vessels in a harbour, watercolour on paper, 43.2 x 31.8 cm, signed l.l.

Mesdag H.W.  | Sailing vessel near the shoreside, watercolour on paper, 53.0 x 73.5 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

Sailing vessel near the shoreside, watercolour on paper, 53.0 x 73.5 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | Sketch of Scheveningen - Study for Panorama Mesdag (not for sale), oil on canvas laid down on panel, 20.0 x 31.5 cm, painted  ca. 1880Mesdag H.W.

Sketch of Scheveningen - Study for Panorama Mesdag (not for sale), oil on canvas laid down on panel, 20.0 x 31.5 cm, painted ca. 1880

Mesdag H.W.  | The North Sea with fishing boats in the distance, oil on panel, 69.7 x 109.0 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

The North Sea with fishing boats in the distance, oil on panel, 69.7 x 109.0 cm, signed l.r.


previously for salepaintings, watercolours and drawings by Mesdag H.W.


Mesdag H.W.  | Scheveningse bomschuiten op volle zee bij avond, watercolour on paper, 40.2 x 27.7 cm, gesigneerd r.o.Mesdag H.W.

Scheveningse bomschuiten op volle zee bij avond, watercolour on paper, 40.2 x 27.7 cm, gesigneerd r.o.

Mesdag H.W.  | Doorkijkje vanaf de duinen op het strand met bomschuiten, oil on panel, 12.6 x 26.0 cm, gesigneerd vaagMesdag H.W.

Doorkijkje vanaf de duinen op het strand met bomschuiten, oil on panel, 12.6 x 26.0 cm, gesigneerd vaag

Mesdag H.W.  | Reddingsboot in de branding, oil on canvas, 44.4 x 103.5 cm, gesigneerd l.o. and gedateerd 1869Mesdag H.W.

Reddingsboot in de branding, oil on canvas, 44.4 x 103.5 cm, gesigneerd l.o. and gedateerd 1869

Mesdag H.W.  | 'Bomschuit' at sea, pencil on paper, 10.1 x 6.4 cm, signed l.r. with initialsMesdag H.W.

'Bomschuit' at sea, pencil on paper, 10.1 x 6.4 cm, signed l.r. with initials

Mesdag H.W.  | 'Bomschuiten'  in full sail, watercolour on paper, 36.3 x 65.7 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

'Bomschuiten' in full sail, watercolour on paper, 36.3 x 65.7 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | 'Bomschuiten' anchored in the surf, watercolour on paper, 36.5 x 26.5 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

'Bomschuiten' anchored in the surf, watercolour on paper, 36.5 x 26.5 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | 'Bomschuiten' and fisherfolk on the beach, Scheveningen, oil on canvas, 88.5 x 69.5 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1895Mesdag H.W.

'Bomschuiten' and fisherfolk on the beach, Scheveningen, oil on canvas, 88.5 x 69.5 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1895

Mesdag H.W.  | 'Bomschuiten' from Scheveningen at sea, watercolour on paper, 40.6 x 29.5 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

'Bomschuiten' from Scheveningen at sea, watercolour on paper, 40.6 x 29.5 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | 'Bomschuiten' in calm, watercolour on paper, 20.5 x 15.0 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

'Bomschuiten' in calm, watercolour on paper, 20.5 x 15.0 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | 'Bomschuiten' in full sail, watercolour on paper, 40.5 x 56.5 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

'Bomschuiten' in full sail, watercolour on paper, 40.5 x 56.5 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | 'Bomschuiten' in full sail, watercolour on paper, 18.3 x 13.0 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

'Bomschuiten' in full sail, watercolour on paper, 18.3 x 13.0 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | 'Bomschuiten' in full sail, oil on canvas, 50.7 x 39.8 cm, signed l.r. indistinctlyMesdag H.W.

'Bomschuiten' in full sail, oil on canvas, 50.7 x 39.8 cm, signed l.r. indistinctly

Mesdag H.W.  | 'Bomschuiten' in the surf, watercolour on paper, 28.7 x 43.5 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

'Bomschuiten' in the surf, watercolour on paper, 28.7 x 43.5 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | 'Bomschuiten' in the surf, oil on canvas, 141.0 x 181.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1901Mesdag H.W.

'Bomschuiten' in the surf, oil on canvas, 141.0 x 181.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1901

Mesdag H.W.  | 'Bomschuiten' in the surf, oil on canvas, 141.0 x 181.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1901Mesdag H.W.

'Bomschuiten' in the surf, oil on canvas, 141.0 x 181.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1901

Mesdag H.W.  | 'Bomschuiten' in the surf, pencil and watercolour on paper, 13.5 x 19.5 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

'Bomschuiten' in the surf, pencil and watercolour on paper, 13.5 x 19.5 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | 'Bomschuiten' in the surf at Scheveningen, oil on canvas, 140.0 x 180.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1905Mesdag H.W.

'Bomschuiten' in the surf at Scheveningen, oil on canvas, 140.0 x 180.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1905

Mesdag H.W.  | 'Bomschuiten' on a breezy day, oil on canvas, 61.4 x 26.6 cm, signed l.r. and painted circa 1909Mesdag H.W.

'Bomschuiten' on a breezy day, oil on canvas, 61.4 x 26.6 cm, signed l.r. and painted circa 1909

Mesdag H.W.  | 'Bomschuiten' on the beach, oil on canvas laid down on panel, 13.9 x 29.0 cm, signed l.r. with initials and dated '71Mesdag H.W.

'Bomschuiten' on the beach, oil on canvas laid down on panel, 13.9 x 29.0 cm, signed l.r. with initials and dated '71

Mesdag H.W.  | 'Bomschuiten' on the beach, oil on canvas, 48.9 x 78.6 cm, signed l.r. and dated circa 1900Mesdag H.W.

'Bomschuiten' on the beach, oil on canvas, 48.9 x 78.6 cm, signed l.r. and dated circa 1900

Mesdag H.W.  | 'Bomschuiten' on the beach, watercolour on paper, 26.7 x 36.8 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

'Bomschuiten' on the beach, watercolour on paper, 26.7 x 36.8 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | 'bomschuiten' offshore, watercolour on paper, 30.5 x 51.5 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

'bomschuiten' offshore, watercolour on paper, 30.5 x 51.5 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | A 'Bomschuit' in the surf, oil on canvas, 40.0 x 51.0 cm, signed l.l.Mesdag H.W.

A 'Bomschuit' in the surf, oil on canvas, 40.0 x 51.0 cm, signed l.l.

Mesdag H.W.  | A barge returning from sea, pen and brush in ink on paper, 9.6 x 11.5 cm, signed l.r. with initials and dated 1892Mesdag H.W.

A barge returning from sea, pen and brush in ink on paper, 9.6 x 11.5 cm, signed l.r. with initials and dated 1892

Mesdag H.W.  | A beach at sunset, pencil on paper, 8.7 x 11.2 cm, signed l.l. with initialsMesdag H.W.

A beach at sunset, pencil on paper, 8.7 x 11.2 cm, signed l.l. with initials

Mesdag H.W.  | A farmer's wife with cattle, a village beyond, oil on panel, 31.7 x 25.4 cm, signed on the reverseMesdag H.W.

A farmer's wife with cattle, a village beyond, oil on panel, 31.7 x 25.4 cm, signed on the reverse

Mesdag H.W.  | A polder landscape with a  ploughing farmer, oil on canvas, 49.2 x 78.4 cm, painted circa 1877Mesdag H.W.

A polder landscape with a ploughing farmer, oil on canvas, 49.2 x 78.4 cm, painted circa 1877

Mesdag H.W.  | A quiet sea wit a sailing vessel, oil on paper laid down on panel, 21.8 x 30.2 cmMesdag H.W.

A quiet sea wit a sailing vessel, oil on paper laid down on panel, 21.8 x 30.2 cm

Mesdag H.W.  | A sailing vessel in the surf, oil on canvas, 78.0 x 48.2 cmMesdag H.W.

A sailing vessel in the surf, oil on canvas, 78.0 x 48.2 cm

Mesdag H.W.  | A seascape, watercolour on paper, 36.7 x 52.1 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

A seascape, watercolour on paper, 36.7 x 52.1 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | A ship burning at sea, oil on canvas, 40.0 x 50.0 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

A ship burning at sea, oil on canvas, 40.0 x 50.0 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | A vegetable garden, oil on canvas laid down on panel, 22.0 x 36.0 cmMesdag H.W.

A vegetable garden, oil on canvas laid down on panel, 22.0 x 36.0 cm

Mesdag H.W.  | A view from the dunes, pen in brown ink on paper, 8.7 x 11.2 cm, signed l.r. with initialsMesdag H.W.

A view from the dunes, pen in brown ink on paper, 8.7 x 11.2 cm, signed l.r. with initials

Mesdag H.W.  | A village, oil on panel, 31.7 x 25.4 cmMesdag H.W.

A village, oil on panel, 31.7 x 25.4 cm

Mesdag H.W.  | A village in the dunes, at dusk, oil on panel, 34.5 x 25.6 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

A village in the dunes, at dusk, oil on panel, 34.5 x 25.6 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | Anchored 'bomschuiten', oil on canvas, 78.7 x 48.3 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

Anchored 'bomschuiten', oil on canvas, 78.7 x 48.3 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | Anchored boat, oil on panel, 53.5 x 40.6 cm, signed l.l.Mesdag H.W.

Anchored boat, oil on panel, 53.5 x 40.6 cm, signed l.l.

Mesdag H.W.  | Arrival of the fishing fleet, watercolour on paper, 52.0 x 36.5 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

Arrival of the fishing fleet, watercolour on paper, 52.0 x 36.5 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | Arriving 'bomschuit', oil on canvas, 48.5 x 78.3 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

Arriving 'bomschuit', oil on canvas, 48.5 x 78.3 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | At sunset, pencil, pen in black ink on paper, 3.0 x 12.3 cmMesdag H.W.

At sunset, pencil, pen in black ink on paper, 3.0 x 12.3 cm

Mesdag H.W.  | Awaiting the fleet, watercolour on paper, 38.5 x 63.4 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

Awaiting the fleet, watercolour on paper, 38.5 x 63.4 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | Awaiting the fleet, pen in brown ink on paper, 11.2 x 8.7 cm, signed l.r. with initialsMesdag H.W.

Awaiting the fleet, pen in brown ink on paper, 11.2 x 8.7 cm, signed l.r. with initials

Mesdag H.W.  | Awaiting the return of the fishing fleet, oil on panel, 24.7 x 15.7 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

Awaiting the return of the fishing fleet, oil on panel, 24.7 x 15.7 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | Barges at sea, oil on panel, 24.7 x 15.7 cm, signed l.l. with initialsMesdag H.W.

Barges at sea, oil on panel, 24.7 x 15.7 cm, signed l.l. with initials

Mesdag H.W.  | Barges sailing out, pencil on paper, 6.4 x 10.1 cmMesdag H.W.

Barges sailing out, pencil on paper, 6.4 x 10.1 cm

Mesdag H.W.  | Beach view of fishermen's wives awaiting the catch, oil on canvas, 48.1 x 78.1 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

Beach view of fishermen's wives awaiting the catch, oil on canvas, 48.1 x 78.1 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | Boats at sea, mixed media on paper, 15.5 x 20.0 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

Boats at sea, mixed media on paper, 15.5 x 20.0 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | Boats in full sail, watercolour on paper, 41.0 x 31.5 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

Boats in full sail, watercolour on paper, 41.0 x 31.5 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | Bringing in the catch, watercolour and gouache on paper laid down on paper, 52.8 x 40.4 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

Bringing in the catch, watercolour and gouache on paper laid down on paper, 52.8 x 40.4 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | Bringing in the catch, watercolour on paper, 41.0 x 27.1 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

Bringing in the catch, watercolour on paper, 41.0 x 27.1 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | Chickens on a farmyard, 21.2 x 21.6 cm, signed l.r. with initialsMesdag H.W.

Chickens on a farmyard, 21.2 x 21.6 cm, signed l.r. with initials

Mesdag H.W.  | Evening mood, pencil, pen in black ink on paper, 7.7 x 2.5 cm, signed l.r. with initialsMesdag H.W.

Evening mood, pencil, pen in black ink on paper, 7.7 x 2.5 cm, signed l.r. with initials

Mesdag H.W.  | Evening twilight, oil on panel, 55.3 x 32.4 cm, signed l.l. with initialsMesdag H.W.

Evening twilight, oil on panel, 55.3 x 32.4 cm, signed l.l. with initials

Mesdag H.W.  | Fisher men with fishing boat on the beach, oil on paper, 20.8 x 28.2 cm, painted ca. 1868Mesdag H.W.

Fisher men with fishing boat on the beach, oil on paper, 20.8 x 28.2 cm, painted ca. 1868

Mesdag H.W.  | Fisher-folk and 'bomschuiten on the beach, oil on panel, 51.2 x 39.7 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

Fisher-folk and 'bomschuiten on the beach, oil on panel, 51.2 x 39.7 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | Fisherfolk and 'bomschuiten' behind the dunes, oil on panel, 50.5 x 39.5 cm, signed l.r. with initials and dated '75Mesdag H.W.

Fisherfolk and 'bomschuiten' behind the dunes, oil on panel, 50.5 x 39.5 cm, signed l.r. with initials and dated '75

Mesdag H.W.  | Fisherfolk and 'bomschuiten' on the beach of Scheveningen, oil on canvas, 69.5 x 88.3 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1872Mesdag H.W.

Fisherfolk and 'bomschuiten' on the beach of Scheveningen, oil on canvas, 69.5 x 88.3 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1872

Mesdag H.W.  | Fisherfolk and barges, pencil, pen in brown ink on paper, 8.7 x 11.2 cm, signed l.r. with initialsMesdag H.W.

Fisherfolk and barges, pencil, pen in brown ink on paper, 8.7 x 11.2 cm, signed l.r. with initials

Mesdag H.W.  | Fishermen and barges on the beach, pencil on paper, 8.7 x 11.2 cm, signed l.r. with initialsMesdag H.W.

Fishermen and barges on the beach, pencil on paper, 8.7 x 11.2 cm, signed l.r. with initials

Mesdag H.W.  | Fishing boat at sea, brush in black ink and watercolour on paper, 8.7 x 11.2 cm, signed l.r. with initials and dated 's January 1883'Mesdag H.W.

Fishing boat at sea, brush in black ink and watercolour on paper, 8.7 x 11.2 cm, signed l.r. with initials and dated 's January 1883'

Mesdag H.W.  | Fishing boat in the surf, oil on canvas, 61.4 x 26.6 cm, signed l.r. and to be dated ca. 1909Mesdag H.W.

Fishing boat in the surf, oil on canvas, 61.4 x 26.6 cm, signed l.r. and to be dated ca. 1909

Mesdag H.W.  | Fishing boats anchored off the beach, oil on panel, 32.2 x 25.2 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1885Mesdag H.W.

Fishing boats anchored off the beach, oil on panel, 32.2 x 25.2 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1885

Mesdag H.W.  | Fishing boats at anchor in the surf, watercolour on paper, 45.0 x 57.7 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

Fishing boats at anchor in the surf, watercolour on paper, 45.0 x 57.7 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | Fishing boats at sea, watercolour on paper, 23.7 x 31.0 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

Fishing boats at sea, watercolour on paper, 23.7 x 31.0 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | Fishing boats at sea, charcoal on paper, 19.5 x 13.5 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

Fishing boats at sea, charcoal on paper, 19.5 x 13.5 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | Fishing boats at sea, oil on canvas, 78.2 x 48.2 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1899Mesdag H.W.

Fishing boats at sea, oil on canvas, 78.2 x 48.2 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1899

Mesdag H.W.  | Fishing boats at sea, watercolour on paper, 35.0 x 30.0 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

Fishing boats at sea, watercolour on paper, 35.0 x 30.0 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | Fishing boats at sea, oil on canvas, 50.0 x 40.0 cm, signed l.l.Mesdag H.W.

Fishing boats at sea, oil on canvas, 50.0 x 40.0 cm, signed l.l.

Mesdag H.W.  | Fishing boats at sea, watercolour on paper, 35.8 x 25.3 cm, signed l.r. and 30 mei 97Mesdag H.W.

Fishing boats at sea, watercolour on paper, 35.8 x 25.3 cm, signed l.r. and 30 mei 97

Mesdag H.W.  | Fishing boats in a calm by moonlight, oil on panel, 35.0 x 23.5 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1895Mesdag H.W.

Fishing boats in a calm by moonlight, oil on panel, 35.0 x 23.5 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1895

Mesdag H.W.  | Fishing boats in the surf, Scheveningen, watercolour on paper, 13.2 x 21.0 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

Fishing boats in the surf, Scheveningen, watercolour on paper, 13.2 x 21.0 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | Fishing boats near the Scheveningen lighthouse, pencil, pen in brown ink on paper, 10.1 x 6.4 cm, signed l.l. with initialsMesdag H.W.

Fishing boats near the Scheveningen lighthouse, pencil, pen in brown ink on paper, 10.1 x 6.4 cm, signed l.l. with initials

Mesdag H.W.  | Fishing boats off the coast, pencil on paper, 8.7 x 11.2 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

Fishing boats off the coast, pencil on paper, 8.7 x 11.2 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | Fishing boats on the North Sea, pencil, pen in black ink on paper, 2.5 x 12.3 cmMesdag H.W.

Fishing boats on the North Sea, pencil, pen in black ink on paper, 2.5 x 12.3 cm

Mesdag H.W.  | Fishing boats, Scheveningen, watercolour on paper, 76.6 x 52.2 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

Fishing boats, Scheveningen, watercolour on paper, 76.6 x 52.2 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | Fishing ships at sea, watercolour on painter's board, 26.6 x 18.7 cm, signed l.r. and l.l. l.o.: 'Avond' 1901Mesdag H.W.

Fishing ships at sea, watercolour on painter's board, 26.6 x 18.7 cm, signed l.r. and l.l. l.o.: 'Avond' 1901

Mesdag H.W.  | Fishing ships in a calm, oil on panel, 39.5 x 51.0 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

Fishing ships in a calm, oil on panel, 39.5 x 51.0 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | Five fishing boats on the beach, oil on canvas laid down on panel, 30.4 x 40.4 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

Five fishing boats on the beach, oil on canvas laid down on panel, 30.4 x 40.4 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | Horse-stable, oil on canvas laid down on panel, 28.2 x 36.0 cm, signed monogram l.l.Mesdag H.W.

Horse-stable, oil on canvas laid down on panel, 28.2 x 36.0 cm, signed monogram l.l.

Mesdag H.W.  | Impression of Scheveningen, oil on canvas laid down on board, 26.5 x 34.8 cm, signed l.r. with initialsMesdag H.W.

Impression of Scheveningen, oil on canvas laid down on board, 26.5 x 34.8 cm, signed l.r. with initials

Mesdag H.W.  | Lifeboat in the surf, oil on canvas, 44.4 x 103.5 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1869Mesdag H.W.

Lifeboat in the surf, oil on canvas, 44.4 x 103.5 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1869

Mesdag H.W.  | Moored 'bomschuiten' in the surf, watercolour on paper, 19.5 x 17.0 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

Moored 'bomschuiten' in the surf, watercolour on paper, 19.5 x 17.0 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | Observation post in the dunes, pencil, pen in black ink on paper, 6.3 x 2.4 cmMesdag H.W.

Observation post in the dunes, pencil, pen in black ink on paper, 6.3 x 2.4 cm

Mesdag H.W.  | Potato harvest, Drenthe, oil on canvas, 48.3 x 78.3 cm, signed l.l.Mesdag H.W.

Potato harvest, Drenthe, oil on canvas, 48.3 x 78.3 cm, signed l.l.

Mesdag H.W.  | Rescue operation, watercolour on paper, 9.4 x 11.7 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

Rescue operation, watercolour on paper, 9.4 x 11.7 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | Return of the fishing fleet, Scheveningen, oil on canvas, 69.0 x 88.2 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

Return of the fishing fleet, Scheveningen, oil on canvas, 69.0 x 88.2 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | Returning barges, oil on canvas, 50.7 x 39.8 cm, signed l.r. and dated 19(..)Mesdag H.W.

Returning barges, oil on canvas, 50.7 x 39.8 cm, signed l.r. and dated 19(..)

Mesdag H.W.  | Sailing boats at sunset, oil on canvas, 60.5 x 80.7 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

Sailing boats at sunset, oil on canvas, 60.5 x 80.7 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | Sailing boats in a calm, oil on panel, 24.7 x 32.0 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

Sailing boats in a calm, oil on panel, 24.7 x 32.0 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | Sailing boats in full sail, watercolour on paper, 13.6 x 19.6 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

Sailing boats in full sail, watercolour on paper, 13.6 x 19.6 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | Sailing out to sea, oil on panel, 30.0 x 24.8 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

Sailing out to sea, oil on panel, 30.0 x 24.8 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | Sailing vessels at dusk, watercolour on paper, 39.3 x 66.5 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1904Mesdag H.W.

Sailing vessels at dusk, watercolour on paper, 39.3 x 66.5 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1904

Mesdag H.W.  | Sailing vessels in full sail, watercolour on paper, 17.8 x 14.6 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

Sailing vessels in full sail, watercolour on paper, 17.8 x 14.6 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | Sailing vessels in the breakers, watercolour and gouache on paper, 34.7 x 65.7 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

Sailing vessels in the breakers, watercolour and gouache on paper, 34.7 x 65.7 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | Sailing vessels near the coast at dusk, oil on canvas, 51.7 x 40.1 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

Sailing vessels near the coast at dusk, oil on canvas, 51.7 x 40.1 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | Sailing vessels on choppy waters, watercolour on paper, 54.9 x 38.4 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

Sailing vessels on choppy waters, watercolour on paper, 54.9 x 38.4 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | Sailingships at sea, watercolour on paper, 28.5 x 19.5 cm, signed l.r. and dated 16 March 1898Mesdag H.W.

Sailingships at sea, watercolour on paper, 28.5 x 19.5 cm, signed l.r. and dated 16 March 1898

Mesdag H.W.  | Scheveningen fishing boats returning to the beach, watercolour on paper, 40.2 x 29.8 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

Scheveningen fishing boats returning to the beach, watercolour on paper, 40.2 x 29.8 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | Sea and clouds, pencil on paper, 8.7 x 11.2 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

Sea and clouds, pencil on paper, 8.7 x 11.2 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | Seascape, pen and ink on paper, 15.7 x 18.8 cm, signed l.l. with monogramMesdag H.W.

Seascape, pen and ink on paper, 15.7 x 18.8 cm, signed l.l. with monogram

Mesdag H.W.  | Seascape, oil on panel, 23.0 x 31.0 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

Seascape, oil on panel, 23.0 x 31.0 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | Seaview with a fishing boat, oil on panel, 26.0 x 39.5 cm, signed l.l. and dated '74Mesdag H.W.

Seaview with a fishing boat, oil on panel, 26.0 x 39.5 cm, signed l.l. and dated '74

Mesdag H.W.  | Shipping at sea, oil on panel, 23.6 x 18.0 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

Shipping at sea, oil on panel, 23.6 x 18.0 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | Ships at sea, pencil, pen in black ink on paper, 13.7 x 9.9 cm, signed l.r. with initialsMesdag H.W.

Ships at sea, pencil, pen in black ink on paper, 13.7 x 9.9 cm, signed l.r. with initials

Mesdag H.W.  | Ships at sunset, pencil, pen in brown ink on paper, 8.7 x 11.2 cm, signed l.l. with initials and dated August 15th 1892Mesdag H.W.

Ships at sunset, pencil, pen in brown ink on paper, 8.7 x 11.2 cm, signed l.l. with initials and dated August 15th 1892

Mesdag H.W.  | Ships in full sail, oil on canvas, 66.3 x 29.1 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

Ships in full sail, oil on canvas, 66.3 x 29.1 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | Ships returning from sea, pen and ink and watercolour on paper, 20.6 x 43.2 cm, signed l.r. and dated 21 februarij 1902Mesdag H.W.

Ships returning from sea, pen and ink and watercolour on paper, 20.6 x 43.2 cm, signed l.r. and dated 21 februarij 1902

Mesdag H.W.  | Shrimp Fishers, oil on canvas, 90.8 x 180.5 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1873Mesdag H.W.

Shrimp Fishers, oil on canvas, 90.8 x 180.5 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1873

Mesdag H.W.  | Stormy weather, oil on canvas, 98.0 x 124.0 cm, dated 1896Mesdag H.W.

Stormy weather, oil on canvas, 98.0 x 124.0 cm, dated 1896

Mesdag H.W.  | Sunrise: 'Guten Morgen', pencil on paper, 8.7 x 11.2 cm, painted 's January 1893' on reverseMesdag H.W.

Sunrise: 'Guten Morgen', pencil on paper, 8.7 x 11.2 cm, painted 's January 1893' on reverse

Mesdag H.W.  | Sunset at sea, pen and brush in black ink on paper laid down on cardboard, 8.7 x 11.2 cm, signed l.r. with initialsMesdag H.W.

Sunset at sea, pen and brush in black ink on paper laid down on cardboard, 8.7 x 11.2 cm, signed l.r. with initials

Mesdag H.W.  | Sunset at sea; verso: wooded path, pencil, pen in brown ink on paper, 8.7 x 11.2 cm, signed l.r. and on the reverse with initialsMesdag H.W.

Sunset at sea; verso: wooded path, pencil, pen in brown ink on paper, 8.7 x 11.2 cm, signed l.r. and on the reverse with initials

Mesdag H.W.  | The Seinpost dune at Scheveningen, oil on panel, 70.1 x 115.2 cm, painted 1885-1895Mesdag H.W.

The Seinpost dune at Scheveningen, oil on panel, 70.1 x 115.2 cm, painted 1885-1895

Mesdag H.W.  | The departure of the fleet, oil on canvas, 40.0 x 51.2 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

The departure of the fleet, oil on canvas, 40.0 x 51.2 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | The departure of the fleet, Scheveningen, oil on canvas, 138.7 x 178.6 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1890Mesdag H.W.

The departure of the fleet, Scheveningen, oil on canvas, 138.7 x 178.6 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1890

Mesdag H.W.  | The return of the fishing fleet, watercolour on paper, 24.0 x 44.5 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

The return of the fishing fleet, watercolour on paper, 24.0 x 44.5 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | The return of the fishing fleet, pencil on paper, 11.3 x 14.5 cm, gedateerd 26 Maart 1894Mesdag H.W.

The return of the fishing fleet, pencil on paper, 11.3 x 14.5 cm, gedateerd 26 Maart 1894

Mesdag H.W.  | The returning fishing fleet, pencil on paper, 11.2 x 8.7 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

The returning fishing fleet, pencil on paper, 11.2 x 8.7 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | The sea near Scheveningen, pencil on paper, 8.7 x 11.2 cm, signed l.r. and on the reverse and dated 'Scheveningen 9 July 1892' on the reverseMesdag H.W.

The sea near Scheveningen, pencil on paper, 8.7 x 11.2 cm, signed l.r. and on the reverse and dated 'Scheveningen 9 July 1892' on the reverse

Mesdag H.W.  | Twilight; verso: Moonlit night, pencil on paper, 8.7 x 11.2 cm, signed l.r. and on the reverse with initialsMesdag H.W.

Twilight; verso: Moonlit night, pencil on paper, 8.7 x 11.2 cm, signed l.r. and on the reverse with initials

Mesdag H.W.  | Two bomschuiten in the surf, oil on canvas laid down on panel, 29.2 x 38.5 cm, signed l.r. with initialsMesdag H.W.

Two bomschuiten in the surf, oil on canvas laid down on panel, 29.2 x 38.5 cm, signed l.r. with initials

Mesdag H.W.  | Two fishing barges at anchor in the surf, watercolour on paper, 18.1 x 24.1 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

Two fishing barges at anchor in the surf, watercolour on paper, 18.1 x 24.1 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | Un temps frais, Scheveningen, oil on canvas, 140.2 x 180.6 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

Un temps frais, Scheveningen, oil on canvas, 140.2 x 180.6 cm, signed l.r.

Mesdag H.W.  | View of a village, oil on panel, 20.0 x 25.0 cm, signed l.r.Mesdag H.W.

View of a village, oil on panel, 20.0 x 25.0 cm, signed l.r.


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