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Willem Roelofs artwork • painting • previously for sale A polder landscape with windmills

Roelofs W.  | Willem Roelofs, A polder landscape with windmills, oil on panel 28.0 x 59.0 cm, signed l.r. and painted in 1880-1885

Willem Roelofs

A polder landscape with windmills
oil on panel 28.0 x 59.0 cm, signed l.r. and painted in 1880-1885

This painting was previously for sale.

Willem Roelofs is regarded as the major forerunner of the Hague School. He painted woodland scenes and extensive landscapes in which he unerringly conveys the openness and flatness of the Dutch polder land with its dykes and cattle under a cloudy sky. Influenced by the French School of Barbizon, he often took himself off to paint directly from nature. In so doing, he was able to capture in a single free brushstroke the constantly changing effect of light and shadow on the landscape. For the greater part of his life he lived in Brussels, but often returned to the Netherlands to paint and gain inspiration.


Willem Roelofs | Behind the farm, oil on panel, 22.1 x 37.7 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1855-1860

Willem Roelofs

painting • for sale

Behind the farm, ca. 1855-1860

Willem Roelofs | Farmstead with shepherdess, cows and sheep, oil on panel, 23.2 x 36.0 cm, signed l.l. and painted ca. 1861-1867

Willem Roelofs

painting • for sale

Farmstead with shepherdess, cows and sheep, ca. 1861-1867

Willem Roelofs | Rainy weather, oil on canvas, 25.1 x 44.8 cm, signed l.r.

Willem Roelofs

painting • for sale

Rainy weather

Willem Roelofs | Two windmills in the Stolwijk polder (near Gouda), oil on panel, 14.8 x 24.0 cm, signed l.l. and painted ca. 1872-1875

Willem Roelofs

painting • for sale

Two windmills in the Stolwijk polder (near Gouda), ca. 1872-1875


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