Josephus Gerardus Hans artwork • painting • previously for sale A wood-gatherer in a snowy forest
Josephus Gerardus Hans
Den Haag 1826-1891 Rijswijk
A wood-gatherer in a snowy forest
oil on canvas 55.3 x 46.2 cm, signed l.l. and dated '87
This painting was previously for sale.
J.G. Hans was born in The Hague, where he attended the Academy of Fine Art and took painting lessons from Andreas Schelfhout. In his romantic landscapes he sometimes followed his teacher so closely in his choice of motifs and composition that at times his paintings were later ‘renamed’ a Schelfhout. On his teacher’s advise he made several study trips around Belgium, Germany and Switzerland.