Jan de Haas artwork • painting • previously for sale Cows on the Riverbank
Jan de Haas
Hedel 1832-1908 Königswinter (Duitsland)
Cows on the Riverbank
oil on panel 30.9 x 46.9 cm, signed l.r.
This painting was previously for sale.
Jan de Haas was a masterful painter of cows, producing landscapes with strapping red-and-white and Frisian cattle and other robustly modelled animals. The landscape is clearly secondary to the animals in his work. Following in the footsteps of Willem Roelofs, with whom he had become acquainted in Oosterbeek, De Haas moved to Brussels in 1857, making regular trips back to the Netherlands to gain inspiration. He is also known to have painted the livestock in many pictures by Willem Roelofs, P.J.C. Gabriel and J.Th. Abels.