Frozen Dutch River by Andreas Schelfhout at Bernaerts

Sunday, April 26, 2020
Frozen Dutch River by Andreas Schelfhout at Bernaerts

Image: Andreas Schelfhout, Frozen Dutch river landscape with numerous figures at a farm, 1863

In this winter landscape of Andreas Schelfhout figures are fighting the cold wind while the trees are withstanding the weather in their most naked state.

Andreas Schelfhout builds upon 17th-century landscape traditions, but his work embodies the prime time of the Dutch Romantic school. His death marks the end of the Romantic era and introduces the beginning of the School of the Hague with their attention for honest realism as a reaction against academic beautification.
Apart from his career as an artist, he develops himself as an inspirational teacher. Several of his students become successful painters such as Johan Jongkind (1819 –1891), Jan Willem van Borselen (1825­­­­­­–1892) and Charles Leickert (1816–1907). He advises his students to sketch outside ‘en plein air’ using watercolours. Many of his drawings and watercolours survived and are located in print rooms all over Europe. Also his paintings feature in some impressive public collections such as the Rijksmuseum (A frozen canal near the Maes, signed, 70 x 107 cm, inv. no SK-A-1128) or The National Gallery in London (Landscape with Cumulus Clouds, oil on paper laid on canvas, 24.5 x 29.3 cm, inv. no. L811).

Dimensions: 52 x 71 cm (kader/ cadre/ frame 77 x 97 cm)


Lot 273



Andreas Schelfhout

Frozen Dutch river landscape with numerous figures at a farm, 1863.
Panel (mahogany). Signed and dated 'A.Schelfhout/ 1863'. Framed.
Provenance: Amsterdam, Douwes Fine Art, 1998.

Estimate: € 30000 - 35000


Sale: May 06 2020 2PM

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