Willem Rip artwork • watercolour • drawing • previously for sale A polder landscape with windmills
Rotterdam 1856-1922 Den Haag
A polder landscape with windmills
watercolour on paper 56.0 x 39.5 cm, signed l.r.
This work on paper was previously for sale.
Willem Rip belongs to the top of the so-called 'after bloom' of the Haagse School. He painted a few portraits, but especially landscapes with a lot of attention for light and mood. His strength lies in his sense of space and in his skies with a sun breaking through the clouds. Sometimes Rip also painted landscapes in the neighborhood of Bloemendaal, in North Brabant and in Limburg. In 1895 he moved from Rotterdam to The Hague, where he became friends with Jozef Israëls and regularly exhibited in Pulchri Studio.