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Johannes Christianus Schotelartist • painterDordrecht 1787-1838

biography of Johannes Christianus Schotel

As a son of a Dordt yarn manufacturer, J.C. Schotel destined to succeed his father as the director of the factory. Fate, however, decided differently and Schotel eventually opted for free painting. He received lessons from the marine painter Martinus Schouman, under whose leadership he specialized in painting marines. In 1824 Schotel in Dordrecht moved into a house on the Boomstraat, near the Groothoofd, where he set up a studio for himself with an unobstructed view of the Merwede. The 'churning and babbling waters' that were created there were compared by critics with the work of 17th century artists such as Ludolf Bakhuysen and Willem van de Velde the Younger. In particular, Schotel excelled in the display of skies and water. He is rightly regarded as one of the most important marine painters of Dutch romanticism.


previously for salepaintings by Schotel J.C.


Johannes Christianus Schotel | Shipping on stormy waters, oil on panel, 65.2 x 84.2 cm, signed l.r.

Johannes Christianus Schotel

painting • previously for sale

Shipping on stormy waters

Johannes Christianus Schotel | Unloading the catch on the beach of Scheveningen, oil on panel, 65.1 x 90.7 cm, signed l.l.

Johannes Christianus Schotel

painting • previously for sale

Unloading the catch on the beach of Scheveningen


for salepaintings by Schotel J.C.


Johannes Christianus Schotel | Sailing ships on a choppy sea near a harbour, oil on canvas, 55.6 x 73.4 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1825

Johannes Christianus Schotel

painting • for sale

Sailing ships on a choppy sea near a harbour, 1825


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