Everardus Mirani artwork • painting • for sale Panoramic landscape with Haarlem and the Haarlemmermeer in the distance
Panoramic landscape with Haarlem and the Haarlemmermeer in the distance
oil on panel 13.0 x 18.0 cm, signed l.r.
This painting is for sale.
Price: € 3,500
For this panoramic summer landscape under a high Dutch cloudy sky, Mirani found inspiration in the dune area between Amsterdam and Haarlem. His composition shows influence from his teacher Schelfhout. In the foreground he paints the dunes with here and there a farmhouse, in the central plan flat pasture with cattle, and behind them the silhouette of Haarlem looms up. The recognizable silhouette of the Saint Bavo Church towers above the city. A contemporary element in the painting is formed by the Wijkermeer on the left. This lake used to be part of the IJ, which was in open connection with the Zuiderzee and was used for the quick and cheap transport of vegetables, fish, cloth, oil and other agricultural and handcraft products to, among others, Beverwijk. In the course of the 17th and 18th century, the lake silted up more and more. Ultimately, the Wijkermeer was completely drained in 1873. Mirani probably exhibited this painting at the Exhibition of living Dutch Masters in 1862 in Groningen, entitled 'A summer panorama near Bloemendaal, above Haarlem'. List of paintings by living Dutch masters [Groningen, 1862]