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Johannes Bosboomartist • painter • watercolourist • draughtsmanDen Haag 1817-1891

biography of Johannes Bosboom

Portrait of artist, painter, watercolourist and draughtsman Johannes Bosboom

Portrait of Johannes Bosboom

Johannes Bosboom, born in The Hague in 1817, was more connected to the first half of the 19th century than to the second. At a young age he turned out to have a great drawing talent. At the age of fourteen, he was apprenticed to his cousin the urban painter Bart van Hove and enrolled in the Drawing Academy in The Hague. During his apprenticeship with Van Hove, in which he and theater students also painted stage sets, he learned about architecture and architectural styles and developed an interest in painting churches and church interiors. Around the age of twenty, he decided to devote himself entirely to that. His watercolors and paintings show tranquil church interiors, populated by figures in 17th-century clothing, inspired by the light and atmosphere in the work of 17th-century painters Rembrandt and Emanuel de Witte. The masterful way in which he incorporated the light into his church interiors made him one of the most important European painters in this genre in his time.

From the mid-1960s we see Bosboom, influenced by Rembrandt, increasingly focusing on the rendering of light and color impressions of the church interior with a broad and mobile brush. The importance of the accurate representation of the architecture was pushed into the background in favor of the atmosphere. After 1880, Bosboom focused almost exclusively on watercolor painting. That he was a true master in this was demonstrated by the high awards he received in Belgium.

Bosboom married the like-minded, faithful Geertruida Toussaint, a well-known writer of historical novels in her time. Often there were financial concerns because both Geertruida's family and those of Bosboom had to be supported. The marriage was, despite difficult periods in which Bosboom hardly came to work because of depression and the writer was under great pressure of work, very happy.

Bosboom was a member of Pulchri Studio, the Arti Sacrum Society (Rotterdam) and the Hollandsche Teekenmaatschappij (The Hague). He was a teacher of Marie Bilders-van Bosse and the famous animal painter W.F. the hare. His colleagues saw him as an authority, not only because of his talent but also because of his dedication to colleagues

previously for salepaintings, watercolours and drawings by Bosboom J.


Johannes Bosboom | Kerkinterieur (gestolen, bel 0318652888 indien gevonden), oil on panel, 15.3 x 21.0 cm, gesigneerd l.o.

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Kerkinterieur (gestolen, bel 0318652888 indien gevonden)

Johannes Bosboom | A Dutch church interior, watercolour on paper, 13.0 x 8.3 cm, signed l.l.

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A Dutch church interior

Johannes Bosboom | A church interior, oil on panel, 18.3 x 15.6 cm, signed l.l.

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A church interior

Johannes Bosboom | A church interior, oil on panel, 19.2 x 15.0 cm, signed l.r.

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A church interior

Johannes Bosboom | A church interior, oil on panel, 18.5 x 14.5 cm, signed l.c.

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A church interior

Johannes Bosboom | A church interior, watercolour on paper, 12.5 x 8.5 cm, signed l.l.

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A church interior

Johannes Bosboom | A church interior, oil on panel, 12.5 x 8.8 cm, signed l.r.

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A church interior

Johannes Bosboom | A church interior, watercolour on paper, 15.0 x 9.0 cm

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A church interior

Johannes Bosboom | A church interior (Grote Kerk Breda), watercolour on paper, 38.3 x 29.8 cm, signed l.l.

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A church interior (Grote Kerk Breda)

Johannes Bosboom | A dutch church interior, watercolour on paper, 7.4 x 13.3 cm, signed l.l.

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A dutch church interior

Johannes Bosboom | A farmyard, watercolour on paper, 23.6 x 33.0 cm, signed l.l. with initials

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A farmyard

Johannes Bosboom | A view of Amsterdam, with the Koepelkerk, oil on panel

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A view of Amsterdam, with the Koepelkerk

Johannes Bosboom | A view of the Breestraat, Leiden, with the town hall, oil on panel, 45.2 x 35.0 cm, signed l.l. and painted ca. 1840-1845

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A view of the Breestraat, Leiden, with the town hall, ca. 1840-1845

Johannes Bosboom | A watermill near Leuven, sepia on paper, 28.6 x 21.3 cm, signed l.r.

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A watermill near Leuven

Johannes Bosboom | Aisle of Bakenessekerk, Haarlem, watercolour on paper, 15.0 x 20.5 cm, signed l.l.

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Aisle of Bakenessekerk, Haarlem

Johannes Bosboom | Aisle of a church, watercolour on paper, 9.0 x 13.8 cm, signed l.l.

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Aisle of a church

Johannes Bosboom | At the church service, watercolour on paper, 14.5 x 10.5 cm, signed l.l.

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At the church service

Johannes Bosboom | Church attendance, oil on panel, signed l.r.

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Church attendance

Johannes Bosboom | Church interior, oil on panel, signed l.r.

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Church interior

Johannes Bosboom | Church interior with figures, oil on panel, 24.0 x 17.0 cm, signed l.l.

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Church interior with figures

Johannes Bosboom | Church interior, Hattem, oil on canvas laid down on panel, 17.7 x 12.4 cm, signed l.l. and dated '57

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Church interior, Hattem, 1857

Johannes Bosboom | Church service, oil on panel, 23.0 x 15.0 cm

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Church service

Johannes Bosboom | In the Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk, Bruges, watercolour on paper, 38.1 x 27.4 cm, signed l.l.

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In the Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk, Bruges

Johannes Bosboom | In the convent in Boxmeer, brush in black ink and watercolour on paper, 45.0 x 36.8 cm, signed l.c.

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In the convent in Boxmeer

Johannes Bosboom | Interior of  the 'Nieuwe Kerk', Delft, oil on panel, 70.3 x 55.8 cm, signed l.l.

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Interior of the 'Nieuwe Kerk', Delft

Johannes Bosboom | Interior of The Hervormde Kerk of Hattem, oil on panel, 17.6 x 13.4 cm, signed l.c.

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Interior of The Hervormde Kerk of Hattem

Johannes Bosboom | Interior of the 'Bakenesserkerk', Haarlem, watercolour on paper, 20.0 x 27.8 cm, signed l.l.

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Interior of the 'Bakenesserkerk', Haarlem

Johannes Bosboom | Interior of the 'Grote of St. Laurenskerk', Alkmaar, oil on panel, 34.2 x 27.7 cm, signed l.c. and painted between 1865-1870

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Interior of the 'Grote of St. Laurenskerk', Alkmaar, 1865-1870

Johannes Bosboom | Interior of the 'Laurenskerk', Rotterdam, watercolour on paper, 22.5 x 30.0 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1855-1858

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Interior of the 'Laurenskerk', Rotterdam, 1855-1858

Johannes Bosboom | Interior of the Armenkerk in Hoorn, oil on panel, 42.9 x 32.7 cm, signed l.l.

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Interior of the Armenkerk in Hoorn

Johannes Bosboom | Interior of the Dutch protestant church in Hattem, oil on panel, 38.0 x 28.6 cm, signed l.l.

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Interior of the Dutch protestant church in Hattem

Johannes Bosboom | Interior of the Grote Kerk, Alkmaar, oil on panel, 19.1 x 14.9 cm, signed l.r.

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Interior of the Grote Kerk, Alkmaar

Johannes Bosboom | Interior of the Grote Kerk, Maassluis, watercolour on paper, 28.0 x 21.5 cm, signed l.r.

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Interior of the Grote Kerk, Maassluis

Johannes Bosboom | Interior of the Hooglandsche Kerk, Leiden, ink and watercolour on paper, 26.7 x 19.5 cm, signed l.l.

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Interior of the Hooglandsche Kerk, Leiden

Johannes Bosboom | Interior of the Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, oil on panel, 25.3 x 19.0 cm, signed l.r.

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Interior of the Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam

Johannes Bosboom | Interior of the Pieterskerk, Leiden, watercolour on paper, 56.6 x 46.0 cm, signed l.l. twice

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Interior of the Pieterskerk, Leiden

Johannes Bosboom | Kircheninnenraum, watercolour on paper, 13.0 x 19.2 cm, signed l.r.

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Kircheninnenraum

Johannes Bosboom | Sacristy, watercolour on paper, 19.5 x 12.5 cm, signed u.l. with monogram

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Sacristy

Johannes Bosboom | Te Deum Laudamus, oil on canvas, 78.4 x 39.9 cm, signed l.r.

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Te Deum Laudamus

Johannes Bosboom | The Grote Kerk, Breda, Holland, oil on panel, 37.5 x 45.5 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1850

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The Grote Kerk, Breda, Holland, ca. 1850

Johannes Bosboom | The St. Laurens Church, Alkmaar, oil on panel, 32.2 x 25.3 cm, signed l.l.

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The St. Laurens Church, Alkmaar

Johannes Bosboom | The cathedral of Antwerpen after service, ink, chalk and watercolour on paper, 30.7 x 40.7 cm, signed l.r.

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The cathedral of Antwerpen after service

Johannes Bosboom | The interior of the Grote Kerk in Breda, oil on panel, 20.8 x 16.0 cm, signed l.r.

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The interior of the Grote Kerk in Breda

Johannes Bosboom | The interior of the Hooglandse kerk, Leiden, oil on panel, 23.5 x 18.0 cm, signed l.l.

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The interior of the Hooglandse kerk, Leiden

Johannes Bosboom | The marriage ceremony, watercolour on paper, 28.2 x 20.5 cm, signed l.l.

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The marriage ceremony

Johannes Bosboom | The organist, watercolour on paper, 13.8 x 8.4 cm, signed l.r.

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The organist

Johannes Bosboom | View of Utrecht, oil on panel, 45.0 x 61.5 cm, signed l.l.

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View of Utrecht

Johannes Bosboom | Worshipping in the Grote Kerk, Hattem, watercolour on paper, 49.5 x 36.0 cm, signed l.r.

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Worshipping in the Grote Kerk, Hattem

Johannes Bosboom | the Bakenesserkerk, Haarlem, with pulpit, watercolour on paper, 9.0 x 13.8 cm, signed l.l.

Johannes Bosboom

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the Bakenesserkerk, Haarlem, with pulpit


for salepaintings, watercolours and drawings by Bosboom J.


Johannes Bosboom | A Dutch inner harbour, oil on panel, 24.8 x 31.7 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1835

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A Dutch inner harbour, 1835

Johannes Bosboom | Figures in a church interior, watercolour on paper, 26.5 x 18.3 cm, signed l.l.

Johannes Bosboom

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Figures in a church interior

Johannes Bosboom | Interior of the Sint-Laurenskerk in Alkmaar, oil on panel, 43.1 x 36.1 cm, signed l.l.

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Interior of the Sint-Laurenskerk in Alkmaar

Johannes Bosboom | The interior of the Grote or Sint-Jacobschurch in The Hague, oil on panel, 24.5 x 17.6 cm, signed l.r.

Johannes Bosboom

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The interior of the Grote or Sint-Jacobschurch in The Hague


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