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Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitzartist • painter • watercolourist • draughtsmanAmsterdam 1868-1951 Hilversum

biography of Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz

Johan Scherrewitz is considered to be part of the afterlife of the Hague School. Born in Amsterdam in 1868, he was destined to work in his father's securities business. When his father realized that things would never work out with his son in this profession, he was allowed to start painting and drawing lessons with Geo Poggenbeek and eventually he was given permission to devote himself entirely to artistry. Throughout his life, Scherrewitz would stick to the style of the Hague School. The landscapes he painted are often populated by shepherds with sheep, farmers with cows and fishermen with their barges, carts and horses.

In 1898 Scherrewitz moved to the Gooi. There he started painting open forest landscapes, interspersed with beach views near Katwijk. He loved portraying the pristine life at a time when the industry was advancing. Simple people, painted with much love, who almost seem to identify with nature. Scherrewitz also worked in the Achterhoek, Overijssel, the Veluwezoom, De Lage Vuursche and in the vicinity of the Brabant villages of Heerle and Leende. He traveled to Belgium, Germany and France, but the Dutch landscape always attracted him. He also lived for some time in England where he exhibited at the Royal Academy. Scherrewitz had almost immediate success with his work in England, Scotland and the United States, where work by the Haagse Scholers was still in great demand. His paintings were traded through the London art dealership Wallis & Son. All of Scherrewitz's attention was focused on 'producing' for the foreign market, with the result that he was only 'discovered' in the Netherlands later. His beach views with shell fishermen in particular were then and are still highly sought after.

Scherrewitz taught B. Fokker and Jan Holtrup. He was a member of 'Arti et Amicitiae' in Amsterdam. He died in Hilversum on August 9, 1951.


for salepaintings, watercolours and drawings by Scherrewitz J.F.C.


Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | Wood gatherers behind the dunes, oil on canvas, 41.0 x 61.4 cm, signed l.l.

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz

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Wood gatherers behind the dunes

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | Fishing vessels on the beach, oil on canvas, 59.8 x 84.2 cm, signed l.r.

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Fishing vessels on the beach

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | Shrimp fisherman, oil on canvas, 60.2 x 85.0 cm, signed l.r.

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Shrimp fisherman

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | On the towpath, oil on paper laid down on panel, 18.5 x 31.6 cm, signed l.l.

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On the towpath

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | Unloading the cart in the dunes, oil on canvas, 52.2 x 85.5 cm, signed l.r.

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Unloading the cart in the dunes

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | Heathland, oil on panel, 32.0 x 42.5 cm, signed l.l.

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Heathland

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | Ploughing farmer, oil on canvas, 40.1 x 80.4 cm, signed l.r.

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Ploughing farmer

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | The wood gatherer, oil on canvas, 40.4 x 50.5 cm

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The wood gatherer

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | Calfs in a meadow, watercolour on paper, 30.1 x 44.3 cm, signed l.r.

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz

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Calfs in a meadow


previously for salepaintings, watercolours and drawings by Scherrewitz J.F.C.


Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | Wood gatherers behind the dunes, oil on canvas, 41.0 x 61.4 cm, signed l.l.

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz

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Wood gatherers behind the dunes

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | Shell fishing along the coast, painted on a painter's palette, oil on wood, 34.0 x 37.7 cm, signed l.l. with monogram

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz

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Shell fishing along the coast, painted on a painter's palette

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | Milking cows behind the dunes, oil on canvas, 35.7 x 55.4 cm, signed l.l.

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz

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Milking cows behind the dunes

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | Gathering clams on the beach of Katwijk, oil on panel, 27.6 x 25.2 cm, signed l.r.

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz

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Gathering clams on the beach of Katwijk

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | The towing path, oil on canvas, 41.1 x 76.0 cm, signed l.r.

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz

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The towing path

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | Gathering wood in a snowy landscape, oil on panel, 24.9 x 42.0 cm, signed l.l.

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Gathering wood in a snowy landscape

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | Landscape with a farm, oil on panel, 26.1 x 40.8 cm, signed l.r. with monogram

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Landscape with a farm

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | Watering cows, oil on canvas, 30.5 x 40.2 cm, signed l.l.

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Watering cows

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | Shellfishers at low tide, oil on canvas, 56.5 x 46.2 cm, signed l.r.

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz

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Shellfishers at low tide

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | Mother and child on a path in the dunes, oil on panel, 35.0 x 27.3 cm, signed l.r.

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Mother and child on a path in the dunes

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | A farmer with cattle by a fence, oil on canvas, 50.3 x 40.6 cm, signed l.r.

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz

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A farmer with cattle by a fence

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | Fishermanpink and draft horses on the beach, oil on canvas, 50.8 x 66.1 cm, signed l.r.

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Fishermanpink and draft horses on the beach

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | At low tide, oil on canvas, 45.0 x 60.2 cm, signed l.l.

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At low tide

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | Harvesting the hay, oil on canvas, 40.6 x 50.5 cm, signed l.r.

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Harvesting the hay

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | Sheep by a pen, oil on canvas, 70.3 x 125.3 cm, signed l.r.

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Sheep by a pen

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | Donkies on the beach, oil on panel, 11.0 x 15.0 cm, signed l.l. with monogram

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Donkies on the beach

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | Donkies on the beach, oil on panel, 11.0 x 13.4 cm, signed l.r. with monogram

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Donkies on the beach

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | Farmer and a muck cart, oil on panel, 16.7 x 24.7 cm, signed l.l.

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Farmer and a muck cart

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | Shell-gatherers on the beach, oil on canvas, 55.5 x 100.7 cm, signed l.l.

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz

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Shell-gatherers on the beach

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | Awaiting the fleet, oil on canvas, 121.5 x 150.6 cm, signed l.r.

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Awaiting the fleet

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | A shepherd and his flock at a watering place, oil on canvas, 41.0 x 68.9 cm, signed l.r.

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz

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A shepherd and his flock at a watering place

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | A shell-gatherer in the surf, oil on canvas, 35.2 x 50.3 cm, signed l.l.

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A shell-gatherer in the surf

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | A shell-gatherer at work, oil on panel, 32.6 x 41.1 cm, signed l.r.

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A shell-gatherer at work

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | Gathering shells, oil on canvas, 30.0 x 40.3 cm, signed l.r. and dated 28/6/1910 on the reverse

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Gathering shells

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | Milking time, oil on canvas, 50.8 x 40.5 cm, signed l.r.

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Milking time

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | A 'Bomschuit' on the beach of Katwijk, oil on canvas, 66.0 x 56.0 cm, signed l.r.

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz

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A 'Bomschuit' on the beach of Katwijk

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | Heading home, oil on canvas, 70.4 x 100.3 cm, signed l.l.

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Heading home

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | Shepherd hearding his sheep on the heath, oil on canvas, 65.5 x 50.8 cm, signed l.l.

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Shepherd hearding his sheep on the heath

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | Homeward bound, oil on panel, 35.0 x 26.6 cm, signed l.r.

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz

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Homeward bound

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | Landscape with a farm, oil on panel, 26.1 x 40.8 cm, signed l.r. with monogram

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz

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Landscape with a farm

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | A shepherd and flock in the dunes, oil on canvas, 46.0 x 65.5 cm, signed l.l.

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz

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A shepherd and flock in the dunes

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | Sorting the catch, oil on canvas, 41.0 x 70.0 cm, signed l.r.

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Sorting the catch

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | Entering the sheep fold, oil on canvas, 50.5 x 70.3 cm, signed l.r.

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Entering the sheep fold

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | Unloading the catch, oil on canvas, 46.8 x 67.5 cm, signed l.r.

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz

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Unloading the catch

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | Calfs in a meadow, oil on canvas, 35.0 x 50.3 cm, signed l.r.

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz

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Calfs in a meadow

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | Cows on the riverbank, oil on canvas, 35.0 x 50.2 cm, signed l.l.

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz

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Cows on the riverbank

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | A shepherd and flock, oil on canvas, 40.0 x 80.3 cm, signed l.l.

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A shepherd and flock

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | Heading home, oil on canvas, 60.5 x 110.4 cm, signed l.l.

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Heading home

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | A shepherd and flock in the dunes, oil on canvas, 40.0 x 50.2 cm, signed l.l.

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz

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A shepherd and flock in the dunes

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | Cows in a meadow, oil on panel, 41.1 x 32.7 cm, signed l.r.

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz

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Cows in a meadow

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | A shepherd by a sheep pen, oil on canvas, 80.6 x 126.0 cm, signed l.r.

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz

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A shepherd by a sheep pen

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | Moored 'bomschuit', oil on canvas, 36.0 x 51.0 cm, signed l.l.

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz

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Moored 'bomschuit'

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | Milking the cows, oil on canvas, 65.5 x 55.3 cm, signed l.r.

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz

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Milking the cows

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | A shell-gatherer on the beach, oil on canvas, 66.2 x 51.0 cm, signed l.l.

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz

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A shell-gatherer on the beach

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | A milkmaid, oil on canvas, 61.3 x 75.6 cm, signed l.r.

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A milkmaid

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | Waiting for high tide, oil on panel, 27.8 x 41.9 cm, signed l.r.

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Waiting for high tide

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | A shell-gatherer on the beach, oil on canvas, 81.3 x 100.0 cm, signed l.l.

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz

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A shell-gatherer on the beach

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | Cows on the riverbank, oil on canvas, 40.0 x 50.2 cm, signed l.r.

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz

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Cows on the riverbank

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | Entering a sheep fold, oil on panel, 28.2 x 39.8 cm, signed l.r.

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz

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Entering a sheep fold

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | A shepherd and his flock, oil on canvas, 70.5 x 100.2 cm, signed l.l.

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz

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A shepherd and his flock

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | A shell-gatherer, oil on canvas, 32.0 x 50.0 cm, signed l.r.

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz

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A shell-gatherer

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | Gathering wood, oil on canvas, 41.0 x 61.4 cm, signed l.l.

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Gathering wood

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | Horse-drawn cart, oil on canvas, 44.7 x 55.2 cm, signed l.l.

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz

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Horse-drawn cart

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | Shell gatherer in the surf, oil on canvas, 57.5 x 86.0 cm, signed l.r.

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz

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Shell gatherer in the surf

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | A shell fisher in the breakers, oil on panel, 16.7 x 28.7 cm, signed l.r.

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz

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A shell fisher in the breakers

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | Milking time, oil on canvas, 45.3 x 31.1 cm

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz

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Milking time

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | A farmer with cattle, Heeze, oil on canvas, 32.0 x 51.8 cm, signed l.l.

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz

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A farmer with cattle, Heeze

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | Entering the sheepfold, oil on canvas, 60.3 x 55.5 cm, signed l.r.

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz

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Entering the sheepfold

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | Farmer with a horse-drawn cart, oil on canvas, 31.3 x 56.0 cm, signed l.l.

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz

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Farmer with a horse-drawn cart

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | Gathering wood, oil on canvas, 40.5 x 65.0 cm, signed l.l.

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Gathering wood

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz | Sorting the day's catch, 26.2 x 20.2 cm, signed l.r.

Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz

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Sorting the day's catch


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