Dutch School 19th Century, Mills by the canal

Painting Lot A-81014
Dutch School (19th century)
Mills by the canal

Oil on canvas, 60 x 74 cm



The scene in this painting is a traditional Dutch one. On the painting, there are three mills, surrounding a canal. On the canal there are two small sailing ships, working to get the wheat to the mills. In the background are the first signs of the industrialisation visible by the factory pipe with smoke. The painting as a whole as a blue colour scheme. Unique for the style of the Dutch School is the amount of colour use in this painting; it gives it character.  (+ frame)



The 19th century Dutch School is building on the existing Dutch School from the 17th and 18th century. Between 1810 and 1860 the Netherlands were fascinated by Romanticism. This shows in many of the paintings in the Netherlands during this period. In the second half of the 19th century, The Hague School is upcoming, looser and more freely than the Romanticism style. The influences of Impressionism are beginning to show in the style of  The Hague School as well during this time. Painters are inspired by French painters such as Monet and Renoir.