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George Willem Opdenhoff artwork • painting • previously for sale Sailing vessels on choppy waters

Opdenhoff G.W.  | Witzel 'George Willem' Opdenhoff, Sailing vessels on choppy waters, oil on panel 20.5 x 28.0 cm, signed l.r.

George Willem Opdenhoff

Sailing vessels on choppy waters
oil on panel 20.5 x 28.0 cm, signed l.r.

This painting was previously for sale.

Opdenhoff was the only one of Andreas Schelfhout’s pupils who solely painted seascapes. The influence of J.C. Schotel, who previously taught him, is probably the reason for this. It was from him that he learned about various types of ships and their distinctive rigging as well as practising how to paint choppy waters. By Schelfhout he was taught the balanced division of motifs across the canvas and diagonal composition. Certainly, whenever he took what his mentors taught him seriously, he attained a high artistic level with his splendidly detailed harbour, sea and river views.

George Willem Opdenhoff | Unloading the catch, oil on canvas, 70.7 x 97.7 cm, signed l.l.

George Willem Opdenhoff

painting • for sale

Unloading the catch

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