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Johannes Tavenraat artwork • painting • previously for sale Hilly landscape with tree

Tavenraat J.  | Johannes Tavenraat, Hilly landscape with tree, oil on panel 10.9 x 17.4 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1848

Johannes Tavenraat

Hilly landscape with tree
oil on panel 10.9 x 17.4 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1848

This painting was previously for sale.

Provenance: coll. A.M.J.M. de Werd (1906 -1977), Oss, oud-conservator Museum Jan Cunen; coll. mevr. B. Meijs-de Werd.
Literature: 'Johannes Tavenraat (1809-1881)', Kleef, Städtisches Museum Haus Koekkoek/Dordrecht, Dordrechts Museum/'s-Gravenhage, Pulchri Studio, 1981, pag. 64, 57 (met afb. pag. 65).
Exhibited: 'Johannes Tavenraat (1809-1881) ', Kleef, Duitsland, Städtisches Museum Haus Koekkoek, 13 sept.-8 nov. 1981/Dordrecht, Dordrechts Museum, 15 nov. 1981-10 jan. 1982/'s-Gravenhage, Pulchri Studio, 15 jan. 1982-21 febr. 1982.

Johannes Tavenraat, eccentric painter and romantic pur sang, was predestined for trade, but at the age of 30 he opted for a career as a painter. Between 1846 and 1860 he worked in Kleve, where he most likely visited the painting school of B.C. Koekkoek. An art critic wrote in 1844 in the 'Kunstkronijk': 'When Mr. T. wanted to settle out of his atmosphere of pompous poetry and propose simple truth, we would have won a talented landscape painter'. In contrast to the extremely detailed painting method of B.C. Koekkoek, Tavenraat painted much smoother and looser in tone.

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