Jacob Abels artwork • watercolour • drawing • for sale Moonlit shipyard
Amsterdam 1803-1866 Abcoude
watercolour on paper 10.4 x 14.9 cm, signed on the reverse with monogram and dated 1856 on the reverse
This work on paper is for sale.
Price: € 2,200
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.