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Willem Maris artwork • painting • for sale Two cows in a Dutch landscape

Willem Maris

Two cows in a Dutch landscape
oil on canvas 53.6 x 78.5 cm, signed l.r.

This painting is for sale.

Price: € 28,000

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    Provenance: Kunsthandel Goupil, 's-Gravenhage, inv.nr. 23450; veiling Notarishuis, Rotterdam, 24 nov.-1 dec. 1977, lotnr. 177 (met afb.); veiling Vendu Notarishuis, Rotterdam, 30 okt. 1980, lotnr. 48 (met afb.); Simonis & Buunk Kunsthandel, Ede, 1992; part. bezit C. Maris.

    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.


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