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Willem Ripartist • painter • watercolourist • draughtsmanRotterdam 1856-1922 Den Haag

biography of 'Willem' Cornelis Rip

Willem Rip belongs to the top of the so-called 'after bloom' of the Hague School. He painted a few portraits, but mostly landscapes near his hometown of The Hague, with a lot of attention to light and mood. His strength lies in his sense of space and in his skies with a sun breaking through the clouds. Sometimes Rip also painted landscapes near Bloemendaal and in North Brabant and Limburg.
Rip started as a lithographer at the firm of Zijdeman and Musly in Rotterdam and studied in the evenings at the Rotterdam Academy of Visual Arts. In 1873 he won his first silver medal at an exhibition in that city. Shortly afterwards he was awarded a royal grant, which enabled him to make a study trip to Munich. In 1888 Rip married Johanna Jacomina Mooijman and settled in The Hague, where Willem Mesdag and Jozef Israëls were regular visitors to his studio on Laan van Meerdervoort and he also received advice from Willem Roelofs. Israëls in particular appreciated Rip's work, which was exhibited several times in Pulchri Studio.
As a loyal follower of the Hague School, Rips preferred landscapes with lots of water and beautiful skies. Because he believed that an artist should constantly renew himself, he was always looking for new, surprising places in nature as a source of inspiration for his work. Rip particularly excelled as a watercolorist; his impressionistically painted landscapes – polders with canals and city edges with windmills – are a recurring motif. He has an impressive list of awards to his name and has participated in many exhibitions, including abroad. For example, there were one-man exhibitions by Rip in London and Paris. Much of his work was sold in America, where early 20th-century Dutch painting enjoyed great popularity. The Royal family also purchased several of Rip's works


for salepaintings, watercolours and drawings by Willem Rip


Willem Rip | Sunset at Hillesluis, oil on canvas laid down on panel, 14.4 x 19.3 cm, signed l.r.

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Sunset at Hillesluis

Willem Rip | A view of Groesbeek, oil on canvas, 45.0 x 66.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated on the reverse '88

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A view of Groesbeek

Willem Rip | Windmills and barges at sunset, oil on canvas, 36.9 x 55.5 cm, signed l.r.

Willem Rip

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Windmills and barges at sunset

Willem Rip | River landscape with moored barges, watercolour on paper, 35.5 x 50.7 cm, signed l.r.

Willem Rip

watercolour • drawing • for sale

River landscape with moored barges

Willem Rip | Polder landscape, watercolour on paper, 35.5 x 48.5 cm, signed l.l.

Willem Rip

watercolour • drawing • for sale

Polder landscape


previously for salepaintings, watercolours and drawings by Willem Rip


Willem Rip | Ships sailing at sunset, oil on canvas, 140.0 x 190.2 cm, signed l.l.

Willem Rip

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Ships sailing at sunset

Willem Rip | The windmills, oil on panel, 15.9 x 21.3 cm, signed l.l.

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The windmills

Willem Rip | Painters at work in the Geuldal, Limburg, oil on canvas, 65.4 x 46.4 cm, signed l.r.

Willem Rip

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Painters at work in the Geuldal, Limburg

Willem Rip | The morning stroll, oil on canvas, 32.2 x 46.4 cm, signed l.r.

Willem Rip

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The morning stroll

Willem Rip | Windmills along the Zaan river, oil on canvas, 62.8 x 90.6 cm, signed l.r.

Willem Rip

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Windmills along the Zaan river

Willem Rip | Evening clouds, oil on panel, 11.5 x 16.0 cm, signed l.r.

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Evening clouds

Willem Rip | After the rain. View of the village of Neerlangel, oil on canvas, 32.6 x 50.3 cm, signed l.r. and on the reverse

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After the rain. View of the village of Neerlangel

Willem Rip | Showery weather, oil on panel, 27.7 x 36.2 cm, signed l.r. and on the reverse

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Showery weather

Willem Rip | Early morning, oil on canvas, 20.9 x 70.3 cm, signed l.r.

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Early morning

Willem Rip | A ferry near Wijk bij Duurstede, oil on panel, 26.3 x 36.2 cm, signed l.r. and on the reverse

Willem Rip

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A ferry near Wijk bij Duurstede

Willem Rip | Mills, oil on canvas, 51.3 x 71.4 cm, signed l.r. and reverse

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Mills

Willem Rip | Na den regen; Gezicht op 't dorp Neerlangel, oil on canvas, 32.6 x 50.3 cm, gesigneerd r.o. + verso

Willem Rip

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Na den regen; Gezicht op 't dorp Neerlangel

Willem Rip | A polder landscape, oil on canvas, 40.6 x 70.3 cm, signed l.r.

Willem Rip

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A polder landscape

Willem Rip | Evening twilight, oil on canvas, 31.4 x 42.3 cm, signed l.r. and dated '84

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Evening twilight

Willem Rip | An extensive river landscape, oil on canvas, 75.1 x 120.0 cm, signed l.l.

Willem Rip

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An extensive river landscape

Willem Rip | Windmills in a landscape, Elshout, oil on canvas, 91.2 x 131.2 cm, signed l.r.

Willem Rip

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Windmills in a landscape, Elshout

Willem Rip | A polder landscape, oil on canvas, 33.5 x 47.2 cm, signed l.l.

Willem Rip

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A polder landscape

Willem Rip | Autumnal landscape, oil on canvas, 31.0 x 48.5 cm, signed l.r.

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Autumnal landscape

Willem Rip | A farmstead near IJsselmonde, Rotterdam, oil on canvas, 32.8 x 51.2 cm, signed l.l.

Willem Rip

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A farmstead near IJsselmonde, Rotterdam

Willem Rip | Old church tower, Vierlingsbeek, oil on canvas, 48.5 x 71.5 cm, signed l.l.

Willem Rip

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Old church tower, Vierlingsbeek

Willem Rip | A landscape at dusk, oil on panel, 27.0 x 35.0 cm, signed l.r.

Willem Rip

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A landscape at dusk

Willem Rip | Sunset, oil on canvas, 22.0 x 45.2 cm, signed l.l.

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Sunset

Willem Rip | Anglers in a boat, oil on panel, 17.5 x 24.6 cm, signed l.l.

Willem Rip

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Anglers in a boat

Willem Rip | A cowherd on a path along the water near Bergschenhoek, watercolour on paper, 23.8 x 34.5 cm, signed l.r.

Willem Rip

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

A cowherd on a path along the water near Bergschenhoek

Willem Rip | A river landscape, watercolour on paper, 50.5 x 35.2 cm, signed l.c.

Willem Rip

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

A river landscape

Willem Rip | Polder landscape, watercolour on paper, 35.5 x 48.5 cm, signed l.l.

Willem Rip

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

Polder landscape

Willem Rip | A polder landscape, watercolour on paper, 23.1 x 33.0 cm, signed l.r.

Willem Rip

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

A polder landscape

Willem Rip | A polder landscape, watercolour on paper, 23.1 x 33.1 cm, signed l.r.

Willem Rip

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

A polder landscape

Willem Rip | A polder landscape with windmills, watercolour on paper, 56.0 x 39.5 cm, signed l.r.

Willem Rip

watercolour • drawing • previously for sale

A polder landscape with windmills


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