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Jan van Essen artwork • watercolour • drawing • for sale Tiger in Artis zoo, Amsterdam

Essen J.C. van | Johannes Cornelis 'Jan' van Essen | Watercolours and drawings offered for sale | Tiger in Artis zoo, Amsterdam, watercolour on paper 25.5 x 20.9 cm, signed u.r. and dated maart '88
Essen J.C. van | Johannes Cornelis 'Jan' van Essen | Watercolours and drawings offered for sale | Tiger in Artis zoo, Amsterdam, watercolour on paper 25.5 x 20.9 cm, signed u.r. and dated maart '88

Jan van Essen

Tiger in Artis zoo, Amsterdam
watercolour on paper 25.5 x 20.9 cm, signed u.r. and dated maart '88

This work on paper is for sale.

Price: € 3,500

Provenance: nalatenschap van de kunstenaar H.J. van der Weele, daarna door vererving in bezit gekomen van de vorige eigenaar.

Jan van Essen is the most famous Dutch animal painter from the second half of the nineteenth century. Initially he painted landscapes and cityscapes, but under the influence of the English animal painter J. Swan he also started to focus on animals from 1885. He made many studies of birds and lions in the Amsterdam Artis zoo. He has never lacked appreciation, as his work has been awarded at exhibitions in Amsterdam, Germany, France and Australia. Van Essen learned the painting profession from Johan Conrad Greive (1837 - 1891), painter of river and city views. He also worked for a short time in the studio of the genre painter Hendrik Valkenburg (1826 - 1896). After 1890 he also painted hunting scenes.


Jan van Essen | Geese in a snowy landscape, oil on canvas, 61.8 x 140.1 cm, signed l.r.

Jan van Essen

painting • for sale

Geese in a snowy landscape


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