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Hendrik Johannes 'J.H.' Weissenbruch

Den Haag 1824-1903
Peat landscape, oil on canvas laid down on boardoil on canvas laid down on panel 17.2 x 33.0 cm, signed l.l.

provenance: kunsthandel Frans Buffa & Zonen, Amsterdam; coll. J.M. Dirkzwager

literature: tent. cat. Amsterdam, Frans Buffa & Zonen, 'Tentoonstelling van schilderijen en aquarellen door J.H. Weissenbruch', 1899, cat.nr. 36 (met afb.); vgl.: Willem Laanstra, 'Johan Hendrik Weissenbruch 1824-1903', Amsterdam 1992, pag.87, cat.nr. O/19-2.

exhibitions: Amsterdam, Frans Buffa & Zonen, 'Tentoonstelling van schilderijen en aquarellen door J.H. Weissenbruch', 1899

Jan Hendrik Weissenbruch is considered one of the most gifted painters of the Hague School. He chiefly painted landscapes on the outskirts of The Hague and the polder land around Boskoop and Gouda. His great strength lay in portraying typical Dutch light – sometimes bright, sometimes diffuse and hazy. He was also fascinated by skies. ‘Sky and light are the great sorcerers’, he once said. ‘Both grey rainy skies as well as clear cloudy skies on a summer’s day.’ ‘Painters can never look too much at skies.’ Weissenbruch gave painting lessons to Victor Bauffe and Theophile de Bock.

This painting is registered in the art archive of Simonis & Buunk.

insurance value: € 22,000.-
starting bid: € 12,000.-

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