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Wouterus Verschuurartist • painter • watercolourist • draughtsmanAmsterdam 1812-1874 Vorden

biography of Wouterus Verschuur

Few painters in the 19th century could match Wouterus Verschuur in painting horses. He learned to capture the anatomy of these animals in perfect detail from his teacher, the livestock painter P.G. van Os, who painted horses as well as cattle and small livestock. Verschuur soon surpassed his teacher with paintings in which horses were the central theme. Verschuur was a typical painter of romanticism: he emphasized the magnificence and power of these noble animals. Verschuur's paintings show a great sense of composition and the effect of light. His horse markets, stable interiors, work horses and riding horses make us realize how important this animal was in the 19th century. Much more than now, one could judge how clever Verschuur could display the specific characteristics of a horse breed or type. In some of his paintings, Wouterus Verschuur was inspired by the work of the 17th-century horse painter Philips Wouwerman. The 19th-century painter was also a handsome painter of dogs, who often feature in a supporting role on his paintings. Sometimes these four-legged friends are the main motif. Verschuur liked to place them in interiors with a luxurious and elegant interior.


for salepaintings, watercolours and drawings by Verschuur W.


Verschuur W.  | A grey in a stable, oil on panel, 10.1 x 8.6 cm, signed l.l.Verschuur W.

A grey in a stable, oil on panel, 10.1 x 8.6 cm, signed l.l.

Verschuur W.  | A seated bulldog, oil on panel, 10.2 x 19.6 cmVerschuur W.

A seated bulldog, oil on panel, 10.2 x 19.6 cm

Verschuur W.  | After the ride, oil on panel, 34.5 x 45.0 cm, signed l.r.Verschuur W.

After the ride, oil on panel, 34.5 x 45.0 cm, signed l.r.

Verschuur W.  | Dogs in the music room, oil on canvas, 90.0 x 79.0 cm, painted ca. 1848-1850Verschuur W.

Dogs in the music room, oil on canvas, 90.0 x 79.0 cm, painted ca. 1848-1850

Verschuur W.  | Horse and goat near a fence, oil on panel, 23.0 x 29.2 cm, signed l.l.Verschuur W.

Horse and goat near a fence, oil on panel, 23.0 x 29.2 cm, signed l.l.

Verschuur W.  | The refreshment, oil on canvas, 40.5 x 60.3 cm, signed l.l. and painted ca. 1850Verschuur W.

The refreshment, oil on canvas, 40.5 x 60.3 cm, signed l.l. and painted ca. 1850


previously for salepaintings, watercolours and drawings by Verschuur W.


Verschuur W.  | A horse and a dog in a landscape, ink on paper, 13.7 x 18.0 cm, signed l.l.Verschuur W.

A horse and a dog in a landscape, ink on paper, 13.7 x 18.0 cm, signed l.l.

Verschuur W.  | A jockey with a racehorse in a stable, oil on panel, 27.7 x 37.2 cm, signed l.l.Verschuur W.

A jockey with a racehorse in a stable, oil on panel, 27.7 x 37.2 cm, signed l.l.

Verschuur W.  | A refreshment, oil on panel, 14.5 x 19.0 cm, signed l.l. with monogramVerschuur W.

A refreshment, oil on panel, 14.5 x 19.0 cm, signed l.l. with monogram

Verschuur W.  | A rest, oil on panel, 47.6 x 39.0 cm, signed l.l. and dated '18Verschuur W.

A rest, oil on panel, 47.6 x 39.0 cm, signed l.l. and dated '18

Verschuur W.  | A sporting dog, oil on copper, 8.6 x 14.0 cm, signed l.l. with monogram and dated 1847Verschuur W.

A sporting dog, oil on copper, 8.6 x 14.0 cm, signed l.l. with monogram and dated 1847

Verschuur W.  | A view of Zutphen in winter, oil on panel, 15.4 x 22.7 cm, signed l.l.Verschuur W.

A view of Zutphen in winter, oil on panel, 15.4 x 22.7 cm, signed l.l.

Verschuur W.  | A view of a Dutch town, oil on panel, 37.0 x 53.3 cm, signed l.l.Verschuur W.

A view of a Dutch town, oil on panel, 37.0 x 53.3 cm, signed l.l.

Verschuur W.  | After the hunt, oil on panel, 25.5 x 31.0 cm, signed l.l.Verschuur W.

After the hunt, oil on panel, 25.5 x 31.0 cm, signed l.l.

Verschuur W.  | Amazone, oil on panel, 34.0 x 44.2 cm, signed l.r.Verschuur W.

Amazone, oil on panel, 34.0 x 44.2 cm, signed l.r.

Verschuur W.  | Dinner time, oil on panel, 36.3 x 28.3 cm, signed l.l.Verschuur W.

Dinner time, oil on panel, 36.3 x 28.3 cm, signed l.l.

Verschuur W.  | Dogs in an interior, oil on panel, 25.6 x 31.1 cm, signed l.l.Verschuur W.

Dogs in an interior, oil on panel, 25.6 x 31.1 cm, signed l.l.

Verschuur W.  | Draught horses at rest by the beach, oil on panel, 27.1 x 22.5 cm, signed l.r.Verschuur W.

Draught horses at rest by the beach, oil on panel, 27.1 x 22.5 cm, signed l.r.

Verschuur W.  | Evening landscape and workhorses at sunset, oil on panel, 26.2 x 46.0 cm, signed l.r.Verschuur W.

Evening landscape and workhorses at sunset, oil on panel, 26.2 x 46.0 cm, signed l.r.

Verschuur W.  | Falconry, oil on panel, 18.0 x 14.5 cm, signed l.l.Verschuur W.

Falconry, oil on panel, 18.0 x 14.5 cm, signed l.l.

Verschuur W.  | Falconry, oil on canvas, 40.2 x 35.0 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1845Verschuur W.

Falconry, oil on canvas, 40.2 x 35.0 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1845

Verschuur W.  | Feeding the horses, oil on panel, 27.3 x 40.2 cm, signed l.l.Verschuur W.

Feeding the horses, oil on panel, 27.3 x 40.2 cm, signed l.l.

Verschuur W.  | Feeding the horses, oil on panel, 31.7 x 43.9 cm, signed l.l.Verschuur W.

Feeding the horses, oil on panel, 31.7 x 43.9 cm, signed l.l.

Verschuur W.  | Feeding the horses, oil on panel, 15.0 x 19.0 cm, signed l.l.Verschuur W.

Feeding the horses, oil on panel, 15.0 x 19.0 cm, signed l.l.

Verschuur W.  | Horsemen and horses, oil on panel, 34.0 x 29.5 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1887Verschuur W.

Horsemen and horses, oil on panel, 34.0 x 29.5 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1887

Verschuur W.  | Horses in a meadow, oil on panel, 28.0 x 36.0 cm, signed l.r.Verschuur W.

Horses in a meadow, oil on panel, 28.0 x 36.0 cm, signed l.r.

Verschuur W.  | Horses in a stable, oil on panel, 36.7 x 51.5 cm, signed l.r.Verschuur W.

Horses in a stable, oil on panel, 36.7 x 51.5 cm, signed l.r.

Verschuur W.  | Hunting party, oil on canvas, 30.8 x 41.1 cm, signed l.c. and dated 1845Verschuur W.

Hunting party, oil on canvas, 30.8 x 41.1 cm, signed l.c. and dated 1845

Verschuur W.  | In the stable, oil on panel, 13.9 x 18.5 cm, signed l.l. and on label (reverse)Verschuur W.

In the stable, oil on panel, 13.9 x 18.5 cm, signed l.l. and on label (reverse)

Verschuur W.  | Piece of music, oil on panel, 19.5 x 24.8 cm, signed l.l.Verschuur W.

Piece of music, oil on panel, 19.5 x 24.8 cm, signed l.l.

Verschuur W.  | Preparing for a ride, oil on panel, 23.3 x 28.3 cm, signed l.r.Verschuur W.

Preparing for a ride, oil on panel, 23.3 x 28.3 cm, signed l.r.

Verschuur W.  | Saddling the horses, oil on panel, 29.6 x 34.0 cm, signed l.r.Verschuur W.

Saddling the horses, oil on panel, 29.6 x 34.0 cm, signed l.r.

Verschuur W.  | Stable interior, oil on canvas, 27.0 x 35.0 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1845Verschuur W.

Stable interior, oil on canvas, 27.0 x 35.0 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1845

Verschuur W.  | Stable interior with two horses, oil on canvas laid down on panel, 18.1 x 24.2 cm, signed l.r.Verschuur W.

Stable interior with two horses, oil on canvas laid down on panel, 18.1 x 24.2 cm, signed l.r.

Verschuur W.  | Stable mates, oil on panel, 30.6 x 39.0 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1845Verschuur W.

Stable mates, oil on panel, 30.6 x 39.0 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1845

Verschuur W.  | Stable mates, oil on panel, 15.7 x 13.3 cm, signed l.l.Verschuur W.

Stable mates, oil on panel, 15.7 x 13.3 cm, signed l.l.

Verschuur W.  | Stable mates, oil on panel, 16.2 x 21.6 cm, signed c.l. and dated 1847Verschuur W.

Stable mates, oil on panel, 16.2 x 21.6 cm, signed c.l. and dated 1847

Verschuur W.  | The painter's dog, oil on panel, 20.0 x 15.0 cm, signed l.r.Verschuur W.

The painter's dog, oil on panel, 20.0 x 15.0 cm, signed l.r.

Verschuur W.  | The refreshment, oil on canvas, 88.4 x 116.3 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1855-1860Verschuur W.

The refreshment, oil on canvas, 88.4 x 116.3 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1855-1860

Verschuur W.  | True companions, oil on panel, 24.4 x 31.1 cm, signed l.l.Verschuur W.

True companions, oil on panel, 24.4 x 31.1 cm, signed l.l.

Verschuur W.  | Workhorses near a bridge, oil on panel, 69.0 x 100.5 cm, signed l.r.Verschuur W.

Workhorses near a bridge, oil on panel, 69.0 x 100.5 cm, signed l.r.


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