Cornelis Springer artwork • painting • for saleAn elegant company at the gate of Nederhorst castle (not for sale)
Amsterdam 1817-1891 Hilversum
An elegant company at the gate of Nederhorst castle (not for sale)
oil on panel 25.6 x 20.1 cm, signed l.l. with monogram, not for sale and dated '48
This framed painting is for sale.
Cornelis Springer mainly painted town and village scenes in which facades and staffage are bathed in warm sunlight. Together with B.C. Koekkoek and A. Schelfhout, he belongs to the leading painters of Dutch Romanticism. Springer often assigns a prominent place to 17th and 18th century buildings in his paintings. Sometimes this is in the form of an imaginative piece of architecture, but in most cases these were existing buildings in which people rediscovered their beauty in around 1850. Springer first made a detailed sketch of these buildings which he later reworked into a painting.