Jacob Abels artwork • painting • for sale Moonlit river landscape near a city
Amsterdam 1803-1866 Abcoude
Moonlit river landscape near a city
oil on panel 28.8 x 39.1 cm
This painting is for sale.
Price: € 6,500
Provenance: coll. W.J. Royaards van den Ham en J.M. barones Taets van Amerongen, Utrecht, tot 1910; W.J. Royaards en C.M.C. barones Bentinck van Schoonheten, daarna door vererving in bezit gekomen van de vorige eigenaar.
Abels initially made summer landscapes but increasingly focused on painting river and city views by moonlight. These 'nocturnes' were part of the romantic admiration of his contemporaries for the mysterious, embodied in the atmosphere of night and moonlight. The lunar views of the 17th-century painter Aert van der Neer were his example. His father-in-law P.G. van Os and brother-in-law P.F. van Os sometimes painted the animals in his landscapes.
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