Louis Apol artwork • watercolour • drawing • previously for sale On board of the Maasdam
Den Haag 1850-1936
On board of the Maasdam
watercolour on paper 11.5 x 19.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated 23 Aug. 1893
This work on paper was previously for sale.
Louis Apol belongs to the most important masters of the Hague School and is best known for his winter landscapes and woodland scenes in snow. In these, people play only a minor (if any) role. All attention is on nature itself. The artist found his finest landscapes mainly in and around The Hague and the environs of Arnhem. He also painted a number of summer river and heathland scenes. In 1880 Apol travelled with an expedition to Spitsbergen on the polar schooner Willem Barentsz. During the trip he made many drawings and watercolours.