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George Willem Opdenhoff artwork • painting • previously for sale Shipping in a calm

Opdenhoff G.W.  | Witzel 'George Willem' Opdenhoff, Shipping in a calm, oil on panel, signed l.l.

George Willem Opdenhoff

Shipping in a calm
oil on panel, signed l.l.

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 | Sailing ships on rough seas, oil on panel, 14.6 x 23.4 cm, signed l.l.

George Willem Opdenhoff

painting • for sale

Sailing ships on rough seas

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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