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Hendrik Willem Mesdag artwork • watercolour • drawing • previously for sale Sailingships at sea

Mesdag H.W.  | Hendrik Willem Mesdag, Sailingships at sea, watercolour on paper 28.5 x 19.5 cm, signed l.r. and dated 16 March 1898

Hendrik Willem Mesdag

Sailingships at sea
watercolour on paper 28.5 x 19.5 cm, signed l.r. and dated 16 March 1898

This work on paper was previously for sale.

Literature: Johan Poort, 'Hendrik Willem Mesdag (1831-1915). Oeuvrecatalogus', Wassenaar 1989, pag. 255, cat.nr. 1898.1 (met afb).

H.W. Mesdag was the seascape painter of The Hague School. He chose the painting profession relatively late in life. Having first lived in Oosterbeek and Brussels he settled in The Hague in 1869, where he was instantly captivated by the beach, sea and lives of the fishermen in nearby Scheveningen. Using quick, informal brushstrokes and an infinite variety of browns, golds and greys he applied these motifs to the canvas. Mesdag produced a large body of work, as if wanting to make up for his lost time. His work was very popular in France and won awards at the Paris Salon on more than one occasion.


Hendrik Willem Mesdag | Dune landscape near The Hague, oil on canvas, 90.7 x 180.4 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1897

Hendrik Willem Mesdag

painting • for sale

Dune landscape near The Hague

Hendrik Willem Mesdag | Dune landscape with cattle, oil on canvas laid down on board, 30.6 x 38.4 cm

Hendrik Willem Mesdag

painting • for sale

Dune landscape with cattle

Hendrik Willem Mesdag | Fishing ships in a calm, oil on panel, 39.5 x 51.0 cm, signed l.r.

Hendrik Willem Mesdag

painting • for sale

Fishing ships in a calm

Hendrik Willem Mesdag | Fishing ships in the surf, Scheveningen, pen and ink on paper, 11.4 x 14.5 cm, signed l.r. and dated on the reverse 3 Nov 1894

Hendrik Willem Mesdag

watercolour • drawing • for sale

Fishing ships in the surf, Scheveningen

Hendrik Willem Mesdag | Returning fishing boat, watercolour on paper, 53.0 x 73.5 cm, signed l.r.

Hendrik Willem Mesdag

watercolour • drawing • for sale

Returning fishing boat

Hendrik Willem Mesdag | Returning from the fishing grounds, oil on canvas, 50.7 x 40.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated 190(..)

Hendrik Willem Mesdag

painting • for sale

Returning from the fishing grounds

Hendrik Willem Mesdag | Sketch of Scheveningen - Study for Panorama Mesdag (not for sale), oil on canvas laid down on panel, 20.0 x 31.5 cm, painted  ca. 1880

Hendrik Willem Mesdag

painting • for sale

Sketch of Scheveningen - Study for Panorama Mesdag (not for sale)


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