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Willem Maris artwork • painting • previously for sale Milking the cow

Maris W.  | Willem Maris, Milking the cow, oil on canvas 25.3 x 43.4 cm, signed l.r.

Willem Maris

Milking the cow
oil on canvas 25.3 x 43.4 cm, signed l.r.

This painting was previously for sale.

Willem Maris was the younger brother of Jacob and Matthijs, with whom he shared a studio in The Hague. He preferred to paint landscapes abounding in water, with ducks or cattle in marshy pastures on a ditch or watercourse. Maris was mainly concerned in conveying the way in which light touched his subjects. ‘I don’t paint cows, I paint the effects of light’, he once said about his work. For this reason he is sometimes called the ‘Impressionist’ of the Hague School.


Willem Maris | A polder landscape, oil on canvas, 66.3 x 94.5 cm, painted ca. 1906

Willem Maris

painting • for sale

A polder landscape, 1906

Willem Maris | Ducks on the grass, watercolour on paper, 16.4 x 28.4 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1880-1890

Willem Maris

watercolour • drawing • for sale

Ducks on the grass, ca. 1880-1885

Willem Maris | Ducks settling down on a polder canal, oil on panel, 36.6 x 25.7 cm, signed l.r.

Willem Maris

painting • for sale

Ducks settling down on a polder canal

Willem Maris | Grazing cattle, watercolour and gouache on paper, 41.4 x 57.8 cm, signed l.r.

Willem Maris

watercolour • drawing • for sale

Grazing cattle


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