Willem Carel Nakken artwork • painting • previously for sale Forest landscape, Saint-Gatien, Calvados
Willem Carel Nakken
Den Haag 1835-1926 Rijswijk
Forest landscape, Saint-Gatien, Calvados
oil on canvas 84.2 x 130.3 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1873
This painting was previously for sale.
Willem Carel Nakken was a painter of sun drenched landscapes and farmsteads, often with horses as staffage. Having first worked in and around The Hague, Oosterbeek and Limburg, from 1867 on, several study trips to Normandy provided him with subject matter for his paintings. The handsome, thickset horses he painted earned him a reputation as equestrian artist. He was often commissioned to paint portraits of horses and sometimes also of dogs, prized bulls and cattle.