Jacobus Theodorus Abels artwork • painting • for saleFishermen in a moonlit river landscape
Jacobus Theodorus Abels
Amsterdam 1803-1866 Abcoude
Fishermen in a moonlit river landscape
oil on panel 21.5 x 29.3 cm, signed l.r.
This framed painting is for sale.
Price: € 8,500
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.