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

biography of Wouterus Verschuur

Wouterus Verschuur was already a famous horse painter in his time. From his teacher, the early romantic cattle painter P.G. van Os, he learns to record their build and movements to perfection and, like the British 18th-century George Stubbs, he took an interest in their character. He copied the compositional schemes and the upholstery from the 17th-century Philips Wouwerman: in the background a stable opening with a fungus in a beam of light as an eye-catcher, placed centrally in the performance; horses in all kinds of poses and from different angles, involved in all kinds of activities. He painted strong farm horses in stables and energetic harness horses, but also slender riding horses during an afternoon ride with their wealthy owners. Until well into the nineteenth century, horses still had the same place and function as in the seventeenth century, and the infrastructure for horses was essentially the same. Until the late 19th century, horses – as well as other animals – were depicted more or less in an idealized manner. They fulfilled an important social function as a means of transport for people and goods, as a draft horse to work the land, as a military horse in wartime and during hunting. And in the Netherlands not to be forgotten as a draft horse for smaller ships along the draft canals. From the end of the 19th century, the Impressionists started to see the animal differently and the depiction became more natural and less posed. Verschuur was also a clever dog painter. These animals appear in most of his paintings.

Verschuur was not only known in his own country, he also attracted attention abroad. In 1855, Napoleon III bought one of his entries at the Paris World's Fair. Verschuur also taught the painting trade to his son Wouterus Verschuur Jr. and Anton Mauve also learned to paint the draft horse in the short time that he worked in 1858 at Verschuur's studio in Haarlem. During his life, Verschuur was awarded the Felix Meritis prize several times, in 1831 and 1832. He was also a member of the Royal Academy and of Arti et Amicitiae in Amsterdam. In addition to working in Switzerland, the South of France and Germany, Verschuur also worked a lot in Gelderland, where he died in Vorden in 1874.


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Wouterus Verschuur | After work, oil on panel, 15.0 x 19.2 cm, signed l.l.

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After work

Wouterus Verschuur | After work, oil on panel, 15.0 x 19.2 cm, signed l.l.

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After work

Wouterus Verschuur | In the stable, oil on panel, 13.3 x 11.0 cm, signed l.l. with initials and dated on a label on the reverse '71

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In the stable

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

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The refreshment

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

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True companions

Wouterus Verschuur | An elegant company in a landscape, oil on canvas, 57.5 x 73.5 cm, signed l.r. and painted between 1838-1840

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An elegant company in a landscape

Wouterus Verschuur | A farmer feeding his grey, oil on panel, 37.1 x 42.7 cm, signed l.l.

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A farmer feeding his grey

Wouterus Verschuur | Drinking from the water-trough, oil on panel, 23.0 x 33.5 cm, signed l.l.

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Drinking from the water-trough

Wouterus Verschuur | A resting horse in a stable, oil on panel, 15.1 x 20.5 cm, signed l.l.

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A resting horse in a stable

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

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Horses in a stable

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

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Workhorses near a bridge

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

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Evening landscape and workhorses at sunset

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

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A jockey with a racehorse in a stable

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

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Hunting party

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

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Saddling the horses

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

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Feeding the horses

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

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Stable mates

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

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A sporting dog

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

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Draught horses at rest by the beach

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

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In the stable

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

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Dinner time

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

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Stable mates

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

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A view of a Dutch town

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

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Dogs in an interior

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

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After the hunt

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

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Piece of music

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

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Feeding the horses

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

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Preparing for a ride

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

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Feeding the horses

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

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A view of Zutphen in winter

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

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A refreshment

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

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A rest

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

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Falconry

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

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Stable interior

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

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Amazone

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

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Falconry

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

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Stable interior with two horses

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

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Stable mates

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

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Horses in a meadow

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

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The painter's dog

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

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Horsemen and horses

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

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A horse and a dog in a landscape


for salepaintings, watercolours and drawings by Verschuur W.


Wouterus Verschuur | Horse market, oil on canvas, 57.1 x 72.7 cm

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Horse market

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

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The refreshment, ca. 1850

Wouterus Verschuur | Horses in a stableyard, oil on canvas, 76.3 x 106.2 cm, signed l.l.

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Horses in a stableyard

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

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Horse and goat near a fence

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

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Dogs in the music room, ca. 1848-1850

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

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After the ride

Wouterus Verschuur | A seated bulldog, oil on panel, 10.2 x 19.6 cm

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A seated bulldog


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