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Leonardus Raphael van den Braak artwork • painting • for sale A wood transport on the Rhine

Leonardus Raphael van den Braak

A wood transport on the Rhine
oil on canvas 63.0 x 80.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1857

This painting is for sale.

price range: € 5,000 - € 10,000

Provenance: part. coll. Barendrecht.

Van den Braak was born in 1823 in Den Bosch. He has mainly made a name for himself as a photographer, which is why he is less known as a painter. In the period in which this painting was created (1857), he lived and worked in Rotterdam. In this landscape with a hunter, shepherd and other rural people, a timber raft is depicted that transported tree trunks via the Rhine from Germany to the Netherlands. Such a raft could be 400 meters long, 60 meters wide and 2.5 meters thick. Small houses were built on these rafts in which the workers camped for a few months, a number that could reach up to 500 people.

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