Hendrik Dirk Kruseman van Elten artwork • painting • previously for sale A farmhouse in summer
Hendrik Dirk Kruseman van Elten
Alkmaar 1829-1904 Parijs
A farmhouse in summer
oil on canvas 33.4 x 50.2 cm, signed l.r.
This painting was previously for sale.
During his apprenticeship with the landscape painter Cornelis Lieste, Kruseman van Elten met the artists Jan de Haas and Gabriel. Together they went to Oosterbeek, the ‘Dutch Barbizon’, in 1853 to make studies from nature, staying outdoors from early in the morning until late at night. While there, Van Elten came down with a severe cold that left him permanently deaf. He subsequently moved to Brussels, as did Gabriel, and thereafter to New York, where he stayed until 1897, though he still made regular trips back to the Netherlands to gain inspiration and paint in and around Kortenhoef with Gabriel.