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Petrus van Schendelartist • painterTerheijden 1806-1870 Brussel

biography of Petrus van Schendel

Belgian-Dutch painter Petrus van Schendel achieved great renown with his moonlit landscapes and night market scenes, which featured candles and open fires as the only light sources. The genre was a response to romantic collectors’ fascination for darkness and the mysterious forces of nature. People were so amazed by his candlelit scenes that they earned him the nickname of ‘Monsieur Chandelle’ in France. Van Schendel also painted biblical scenes, as well as several portraits.


previously for salepaintings by Schendel P. van


Petrus van Schendel | A girl selling vegetables at the night-market, oil on panel, 24.3 x 19.2 cm, signed l.r.

Petrus van Schendel

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A girl selling vegetables at the night-market

Petrus van Schendel | A moonlit  river landscape, oil on panel, 31.9 x 40.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated '46

Petrus van Schendel

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A moonlit river landscape

Petrus van Schendel | A moonlit landscape, oil on panel, 25.1 x 30.6 cm, signed l.r.

Petrus van Schendel

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A moonlit landscape

Petrus van Schendel | A moonlit landscape with fishermen, oil on panel, 19.2 x 22.4 cm, signed l.r.

Petrus van Schendel

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A moonlit landscape with fishermen

Petrus van Schendel | A moonlit river landscape with a haybarge, oil on panel, 19.3 x 27.2 cm, signed l.r.

Petrus van Schendel

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A moonlit river landscape with a haybarge

Petrus van Schendel | A young woman by candlelight, oil on panel, 27.2 x 31.4 cm, signed c.r.

Petrus van Schendel

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A young woman by candlelight

Petrus van Schendel | Buying game on the Groenmarkt in The Hague, by night, oil on panel, 45.0 x 30.3 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1868

Petrus van Schendel

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Buying game on the Groenmarkt in The Hague, by night

Petrus van Schendel | Market in the evening, oil on panel, 75.3 x 62.5 cm, signed l.l. and painted ca. 1846-1850

Petrus van Schendel

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Market in the evening

Petrus van Schendel | Selling game at the Groenmarkt in The Hague, by night, oil on panel, 45.0 x 30.3 cm, signed l.r. and executed ca. 1868

Petrus van Schendel

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Selling game at the Groenmarkt in The Hague, by night

Petrus van Schendel | The fismarket at night, oil on panel, 84.3 x 69.4 cm, signed l.r.

Petrus van Schendel

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The fismarket at night


for salepaintings by Schendel P. van


Petrus van Schendel | A moonlit market in The Hague, oil on canvas, 66.5 x 51.2 cm, executed 1855-1860

Petrus van Schendel

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A moonlit market in The Hague, 1855-1860

Petrus van Schendel | Maid at a poultry stall, oil on panel, 39.8 x 32.7 cm, executed ca. 1845-1850

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Maid at a poultry stall, ca. 1845-1850

Petrus van Schendel | The game and poultry seller, by candle light, oil on panel, 57.0 x 42.8 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1856

Petrus van Schendel

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The game and poultry seller, by candle light, 1856

Petrus van Schendel | Vegetable seller by candle light, oil on panel, 19.4 x 16.5 cm, signed u.r. and on the reverse and dated u.r. and on the reverse 1842

Petrus van Schendel

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Vegetable seller by candle light, 1842


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