Otto Eerelman artwork • painting • previously for sale An encounter on the way to the market on Walcheren
An encounter on the way to the market on Walcheren
oil on canvas 60.5 x 89.9 cm, signed l.l.
This painting was previously for sale.
Otto Eerelman was first a pupil at the Minerva Academy, Groningen, and later attended the Antwerp Academy (1864-1865). Having begun as a painter of old Dutch interiors and genre works, Eerelman gradually established a reputation as a painter of horses. He is best known for his paintings of Queen Wilhelmina in riding habit. His later work from the early 1880s is almost entirely devoted to dog portraits or groups of young dogs. n this cheerful performance, the young farmer and his wife wear the regional dress of the Zeeland village of Nieuw- en St. Joosland on Walcheren from the second half of the 19th century.