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Matthijs Marisartist • painter • watercolourist • draughtsmanDen Haag 1839-1917 Londen

biography of Matthijs 'Thijs' Maris

Matthijs was the brother of Jacob and Willem Maris, with whom he also collaborated. He painted animals, landscapes and genre paintings, but became known for his fairy-like figure pieces, which he painted from around 1875 in a romantic-symbolist style. His oeuvre testifies to more and more distance from the visible reality. Maris called his later paintings 'the unfinished expression of his thoughts'. He was influenced by German Romanticism, by J.F. Millet and the English Pre-Raphaelites. Several times he left his hometown The Hague for a long-term stay abroad: Antwerp (1855-'58) and Paris (1869-'75). He lived also in Oosterbeek in 1859 or 1860. In 1877, Maris left for London, where he would continue to live until his death.

previously for salepaintings, watercolours and drawings by Matthijs Maris

Matthijs Maris | -, oil on panel, 16.2 x 12.7 cm, te dateren ca. 1852-1855

Matthijs Maris

painting • previously for sale


Matthijs Maris | An elegant lady, oil on canvas, 41.4 x 22.3 cm, signed m.r. and dated '73

Matthijs Maris

painting • previously for sale

An elegant lady

Matthijs Maris | The young bride, watercolour on paper, 27.7 x 22.3 cm, signed l.r. with monogram and painted ca. 1875-1876

Matthijs Maris

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

The young bride

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