Willem Maris artwork • watercolour • drawing • for sale Ducks on the grass
Den Haag 1844-1910
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
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.