Adrianus David Hilleveld artwork • painting • previously for sale Shipping of a Quay on a Windy Day
Adrianus David Hilleveld
Amsterdam 1838-ca. 1880
Shipping of a Quay on a Windy Day
oil on panel 24.9 x 38.2 cm, signed l.r.
This painting was previously for sale.
Pupil of Valentijn Bing and the sea painter Abraham Hulk, and painter of strongly romantic beach, sea and river views. In his work Hilleveld pays a lot of attention to the picturesque effect of light and shadow, which he also applies to underline the drama of a scene. Seascapes during storms or severe weather are a regular feature in his oeuvre. He is no longer concerned with depicting a peaceful landscape with recognizable ship types and topographical indications, but with man's struggle against the violence of nature.