Johan Barthold Jongkind artwork • painting • for saleSailing ships on a river
Johan Barthold Jongkind
Lattrop 1819-1891 La Côte-Saint-André (Frankrijk)
Sailing ships on a river
crayon and watercolour on paper 15.0 x 26.0 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1877
price band: € 5,000 - € 10,000
Jongkind spent most of his life in France, regularly returning to the Netherlands to draw inspiration, especially in Rotterdam, for his city and harbour views as well as his coastal and river landscapes of ships. His landscapes by moonlight were extraordinary. His spontaneous, free brushwork gave his paintings the immediacy of work by the Impressionists, yet they were all painted in his studio. His French contemporaries admired his work and generally saw him as one of the pioneers of Impressionism: Manet described him as the father of modern landscape painters.