Albert Jurardus van Prooijen artwork • painting • previously for sale The interrupted courtship
Albert Jurardus van Prooijen
Groningen 1834-1898 Amsterdam
The interrupted courtship
oil on panel 34.8 x 49.4 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1884
This painting was previously for sale.
Albert Jurardus van Prooijen became known for Dutch landscapes with cattle, a popular genre in the 19th century. Besides landscapes the artist initially also painted marines and townscapes: between 1860 and 1868 mainly his birthplace Groningen, whereafter in Deventer, Zutphen, Vorden and Vaassen. However, his affection grew more towards meadows with cows. His early works are more in the style of the Romantic period and after 1870 he painted with rougher brushstrokes.