Petrus Gerardus Vertin artwork • watercolour • drawing • previously for sale A view of a Dutch town
Petrus Gerardus Vertin
Den Haag 1819-1893
A view of a Dutch town
watercolour on paper 35.0 x 26.5 cm, signed l.l. and dated '51
This work on paper was previously for sale.
The romantic painter Petrus Gerardus Vertin lived and worked mostly in The Hague. He painted Dutch cityscapes and street scenes in the summer and winter. At times, his work is topographic, but he mostly chose to paint imaginary scenes. In his winter landscapes, in particular, he paid great attention to the reflection of the light from the snow-covered roofs, window and door frames, and pavements. Charles Rochussen and S.L. Verveer painted the staffage in a few of his city landscapes.