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Sientje Mesdag-van Houten artwork • watercolour • drawing • previously for sale A flower still life

Sientje Mesdag-van Houten

A flower still life
watercolour on paper 56.4 x 43.9 cm, signed l.r. with initials

This work on paper was previously for sale.

Sientje Mesdag-van Houten was married to the marine painter H.W. Mesdag. In 1870 - at the age of 35 - she started painting. Initially Veluwe landscapes, dune views and then still lifes. Her talent manifested itself especially in the latter genre. Her still lifes are swiftly set up in a Dutch impressionistic way, in which atmosphere and composition win over accurate elaboration of details.

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