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Petrus van Schendel artwork • painting • previously for saleA moonlit landscape

Schendel P. van | Petrus van Schendel, A moonlit landscape, oil on panel 25.1 x 30.6 cm, signed l.r.

Petrus van Schendel

A moonlit landscape
oil on panel 25.1 x 30.6 cm, signed l.r.

This framed painting was previously for sale.

Literature: Nelly de Zwaan, 'Nederland uit de kunst: 365 dagen kijken en lezen', Warnsveld 2005, 7 jan. (met afb. in kleur).

Belgian-Dutch painter Petrus van Schendel achieved great renown with his moonlit landscapes and night market scenes, which featured candles and open fires as the only light sources. The genre was a response to romantic collectors’ fascination for darkness and the mysterious forces of nature. People were so amazed by his candlelit scenes that they earned him the nickname of ‘Monsieur Chandelle’ in France. Van Schendel also painted biblical scenes, as well as several portraits.


Petrus van Schendel | A moonlit market in The Hague, oil on canvas, 66.5 x 51.2 cm, executed 1855-1860

Petrus van Schendel

painting • for sale

A moonlit market in The Hague, 1855-1860

Petrus van Schendel | Maid at a poultry stall, oil on panel, 39.8 x 32.7 cm, executed ca. 1845-1850

Petrus van Schendel

painting • for sale

Maid at a poultry stall, ca. 1845-1850

Petrus van Schendel | The game and poultry seller, by candle light, oil on panel, 57.0 x 42.8 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1856

Petrus van Schendel

painting • for sale

The game and poultry seller, by candle light, 1856

Petrus van Schendel | Vegetable seller by candle light, oil on panel, 19.4 x 16.5 cm, signed u.r. and on the reverse and dated u.r. and on the reverse 1842

Petrus van Schendel

painting • for sale

Vegetable seller by candle light, 1842


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