Willem Rip belongs to the top of the so-called 'after bloom' of the Haagse School. He painted a few portraits, but especially landscapes with a lot of attention for 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 in the neighborhood of Bloemendaal, in North Brabant and in Limburg. In 1895 he moved from Rotterdam to The Hague, where he became friends with Jozef Israëls and regularly exhibited in Pulchri Studio.