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Willem Maris artwork • watercolour • drawing • for sale Ducks on the grass

Willem Maris

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

This work on paper is for sale.

Price: € 5,000

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    Provenance: Kunsthandel Kas van der Aa, Katwijk, 1983; coll. A.H. Bakker, Den Haag.
    Literature: Eva Geudeker, Robert-Jan te Rijdt, 'Meesterwerken van de Haagse School en werken van andere meesters. Collectie A.H. Bakker', Ommen 2015, pag. 104-105 en 242, afb. 51.
    Exhibited: Eindhoven, Museum Kempenland, 'Tussen realisme en impressionisme: aquarellen van meesters van de Haagse School', 18 nov. 2000-11 maart 2001.

    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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