Willem Carel Nakken artwork • painting • previously for sale The old grey
Willem Carel Nakken
Den Haag 1835-1926 Rijswijk
The old grey
oil on canvas laid down on panel 30.6 x 46.0 cm, signed l.r.
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.