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Willem Roelofs artwork • painting • previously for sale Polder landscape with cows

Roelofs W.  | Willem Roelofs, Polder landscape with cows, oil on canvas 49.5 x 80.0 cm, signed l.l.

Willem Roelofs

Polder landscape with cows
oil on canvas 49.5 x 80.0 cm, signed l.l.

This painting was previously for sale.

Provenance: Baron van Tuyll van Serooskerken, Reigersbergen; veiling Mak van Waay, Amsterdam, 27 juni 1973, lotnr. 846 (met afb. in kleur); Kunsthandel P.A. Scheen, Den Haag, 1976.
Literature: H.P. Bremmer, 'Willem Roelofs, 100 lichtdrukken naar zijn werken', Amsterdam 1909, plaat 73; Nelly de Zwaan, 'Nederland uit de kunst: 365 dagen kijken en lezen', Warnsveld 2005, 13 juni (met afb. in kleur).
Exhibited: Den Haag, Pulchri Studio, 'Eere-Tentoonstelling Willem Roelofs', oktober 1907, nr. 132; Rijswijk, Museum Rijswijk, 'Rondom de Haagse School', 2 juni-26 aug. 2001; Rotterdam, Kunsthal, 'Willem Roelofs 1822-1897: de adem der natuur', 17 maart-13 mei 2007.

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

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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

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

Willem Roelofs | Landschaft mit Bleichfeld, watercolour on paper, 51.0 x 70.8 cm, signed l.l. and painted in the 1880's

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watercolour • drawing • for sale

Landschaft mit Bleichfeld, ca. 1880-1888

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

Willem Roelofs

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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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