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Heinrich Wilhelm Schweickhardt artwork • painting • for sale A Dutch river landscape with fishermen

Schweickhardt H.W.  | Heinrich Wilhelm Schweickhardt | Paintings offered for sale | A Dutch river landscape with fishermen, oil on panel 30.8 x 42.2 cm, signed l.l. on a wooden fence

Heinrich Wilhelm Schweickhardt

A Dutch river landscape with fishermen
oil on panel 30.8 x 42.2 cm, signed l.l. on a wooden fence

This painting is for sale.

Price: € 15,000

Provenance: veiling nalatenschap Henri Lacroix, Parijs, 18-23 maart 1901; part. bezit Duitsland.
Literature: vgl: Eric Jan Sluijter, 'Hendrik Willem Schweickhardt (1746-1797); een Haagse schilder in de tweede helft van de achttiende eeuw', 'Oud Holland' 89 (1975), pag. 172, afb. 40.

The German painter Heinrich Schweickhardt came to The Hague with his family around 1750. He learned the basics of the painting profession from Hieronymus Lapis. He also took lessons at the drawing academy of the Hague Confrerie Pictura. In a relatively short time, Schweickhardt grew into an important Hague painter. His oeuvre is broad and includes landscapes with cattle and figures, seascapes and river views as well as wallpaper paintings and miniatures. In 1787 the artist moved to London because of increasing political unrest in the Republic. He taught his daughter Katharina Wilhelmina (1777-1830), who was also a talented poet. In 1797 she became the second wife of poet Willem Bilderdijk, who in 1795 had found hospitable shelter with the family.


Heinrich Wilhelm Schweickhardt | Shepherds with their flock near a river, oil on panel, 33.5 x 47.2 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1774

Heinrich Wilhelm Schweickhardt

painting • for sale

Shepherds with their flock near a river, 1774


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