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Around June 21, the sun passes the Tropic of Cancer and summer starts here. There is then a period of heat, lots of sunlight and long days. Nature is in full bloom in the first summer months, people go to the beach or take to the water.

There is sailing, swimming, fishing, strolling on terraces or lounging in the garden. And no vacation is as long as the summer vacation. Summer therefore seems to be the perfect time for blissful idleness, or dolce far niente. For many painters, summer is the ideal time to work outside. They are less affected by a rain shower. And they can sketch or paint for many hours at a time until they return home hungry, thirsty and satisfied. The Impressionists in particular find the sunlight effects and colors they seek for their landscapes, beach or cityscapes on summer days. Also among their predecessors of the Hague School, who mainly strived to depict a mood in nature, there is now and then already attention for the representation of strong light reflections. Willem Maris, also called the "impressionist of the Hague School", was a master at this. In his watercolor Ducks on the Grass, we see how he lets a tingling sunlight play over the grass and the ducks' backs.

But it is the Impressionists who, as light artists, are able to really make us feel the warmth of summer. Like J.B. Jongkind with his sailing ship with flapping sails on still water. Or Evert Pieters in his summer painting In the garden, with two women in - presumably - his own garden in Blaricum. Jan Voerman paints in Wadend cattle Ice cows that seek coolness in the river in the hazy light of the early morning. In shades of tar blue, bright green, gray and lots of white, together with the transparency of the watercolor technique, the impression is given of the beginning of a very warm summer day, perhaps during the dog days.

The ultimate representation of summer is the beach scene. Who doesn't enjoy sunbathing or lounging on the sand overlooking the sea? The beach with its bathers is therefore a popular subject for painters. On the beach views of Louis Soonius and Johan Antoni de Jonge, we see children in summer outfits working with shovels, sand and water. The versatile Isaac Israels paints Scheveningen mundane beach life in many guises; from a boy posing in the surf to lively beach entertainment. His A busy day on the beach of Scheveningen is depicted in fast, nervous lines, the figures sometimes no more than a few spots of color.

More and more often than the Dutch painters in summer go to southern France and Italy, where the light is more intense and the colors brighter. Despite their often tight budget, they know where to find the most beautiful places for their landscapes, beaches and secluded bays. Just like their French colleagues, by the way. Israels can often be found in Viareggio, Willem Dooijewaard paints Nice, David Abraham Bueno de Mesquita visits Sestri Levante on the Ligurian coast and will remain in Italy for the rest of his life. The Netherlands is too simple in color, it sounded.

But despite the fact that they gradually detach themselves more and more from detailed representation of reality and work towards converting impressions into color, cheerful, sunny images remain part of the jargon of painters. Because they know, like many artists before and after them: people in the summer, who fish, or lounge, enjoy on the beach or in the garden, on the kayak pier or the terrace, bring a cheerful mood and pleasant paintings.

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Adrianus Eversen | -, oil on panel, 31.0 x 24.0 cm, signed l.l.

Adrianus Eversen

painting • for sale

-, ca. 1852

Jannes de Vries | Spanish landscape, oil on canvas, 70.2 x 100.1 cm, signed l.r.

Jannes de Vries

painting • for sale

Spanish landscape

Johan Dijkstra | Country road in Ezinge, Groningen, oil on canvas, 60.0 x 100.0 cm, signed l.r.

Johan Dijkstra

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Country road in Ezinge, Groningen

Jannes de Vries | Landscape near Echten, oil on canvas, 60.5 x 80.5 cm, signed l.r.

Jannes de Vries

painting • for sale

Landscape near Echten

Lodewijk Johannes Kleijn | Farmers on a path along a village creek, oil on canvas, 49.5 x 64.4 cm, signed l.l.

Lodewijk Johannes Kleijn

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Farmers on a path along a village creek

Andreas Schelfhout | Extensive river landscape with a shepherd and land folk, oil on panel, 75.0 x 94.5 cm, signed l.l.

Andreas Schelfhout

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Extensive river landscape with a shepherd and land folk

Everardus Mirani | Panoramic landscape with Haarlem and the Haarlemmermeer  in the distance, oil on panel, 13.0 x 18.0 cm, signed l.r.

Everardus Mirani

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Panoramic landscape with Haarlem and the Haarlemmermeer in the distance

Adrianus Hendrikus de Bruïne | Land folk on a sunny country road, oil on panel, 35.8 x 47.9 cm, signed l.r.

Adrianus Hendrikus de Bruïne

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Land folk on a sunny country road

Adrianus Hendrikus de Bruïne | Lumberjacks and country folk on a forest path, oil on canvas, 35.8 x 47.9 cm, signed l.r.

Adrianus Hendrikus de Bruïne

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Lumberjacks and country folk on a forest path

Adriaan Herman Gouwe | Plowing horses at sunrise, oil on canvas, 47.9 x 98.9 cm

Adriaan Herman Gouwe

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Plowing horses at sunrise

Jakob Nieweg | Country house in the summer, watercolour on paper, 30.3 x 39.5 cm, signed l.r.

Jakob Nieweg

watercolour • drawing • for sale

Country house in the summer

Arnold Balwé | The harvest, oil on canvas, 76.0 x 110.0 cm, signed l.r.

Arnold Balwé

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The harvest

Andreas Schelfhout | Panoramic landscape at sunset, oil on panel, 21.8 x 29.1 cm, signed l.l. and dated '51

Andreas Schelfhout

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Panoramic landscape at sunset, 1851

Henri Lebasque | Route ombragée, Saint-Tropez, oil on board, 32.5 x 45.5 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1895

Henri Lebasque

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Route ombragée, Saint-Tropez, ca. 1895

Octave Denis Victor Guilonnet | Rêve à l'ombre des noyers, Provence (La rencontre de l'Homme), oil on canvas, 77.4 x 86.0 cm, signed l.l.

Octave Denis Victor Guilonnet

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Rêve à l'ombre des noyers, Provence (La rencontre de l'Homme)

Raoul Dufy | Moisson de Langres (Harvest in Langres), oil on canvas, 33.0 x 41.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated  'Langres' 1935

Raoul Dufy

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Moisson de Langres (Harvest in Langres), 1933

Paul Charavel | Boat at the Bay of Saint-Tropez, oil on canvas, 156.5 x 226.2 cm, signed l.r.

Paul Charavel

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Boat at the Bay of Saint-Tropez

Hendrik Pieter Koekkoek | Peasants on a country road, oil on panel, 26.8 x 37.2 cm, signed l.c.

Hendrik Pieter Koekkoek

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Peasants on a country road

Johan Dijkstra | Farmhouse en church of Leegkerk, oil on canvas, 60.4 x 100.1 cm, signed l.r.

Johan Dijkstra

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Farmhouse en church of Leegkerk

Johan Dijkstra | Figure walking under the trees, oil on canvas, 100.0 x 70.0 cm

Johan Dijkstra

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Figure walking under the trees

Andreas Schelfhout | Panoramic landscape with a ruin, oil on panel, 14.8 x 21.1 cm, signed l.l. and dated '50

Andreas Schelfhout

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Panoramic landscape with a ruin, 1850

Dirk Filarski | A farmhouse in summer, oil on canvas laid down on board, 25.4 x 34.0 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1908-1909

Dirk Filarski

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A farmhouse in summer, ca. 1908-1909

Barend Cornelis Koekkoek | Upcoming storm, oil on panel, 65.5 x 83.7 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1843

Barend Cornelis Koekkoek

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Upcoming storm, 1843

Andreas Schelfhout | Panoramic landscape under a Dutch sky, oil on panel, 17.8 x 24.0 cm, signed l.l.

Andreas Schelfhout

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Panoramic landscape under a Dutch sky

Heinrich Wilhelm Schweickhardt | Shepherds with their flock near a river, oil on panel, 33.5 x 47.2 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1774

Heinrich Wilhelm Schweickhardt

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Shepherds with their flock near a river, 1774

Gerbrand Frederik van Schagen | A summer landscape along a river, oil on canvas, 59.7 x 90.2 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1942

Gerbrand Frederik van Schagen

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A summer landscape along a river, 1942

Jan Altink | Country road through pine forest and flowering heather, watercolour on paper, 54.9 x 69.8 cm

Jan Altink

watercolour • drawing • for sale

Country road through pine forest and flowering heather

Nicolaas Roosenboom | An extensive landscape with land folk and a hay cart, oil on panel, 20.5 x 27.0 cm, signed l.r.

Nicolaas Roosenboom

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An extensive landscape with land folk and a hay cart


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