Painting Lot A-81018
Dutch School (19th century)
Fisherman at sea
Oil on canvas, 65 x 34,5 cm
Fisherman at Sea, sais it all. Or doesn’t it? This painting is full of mistery’s as the boat is typical Dutch but the flag waving on its top in French. And which coast is visible on the right side of the painting? Experts tell this must be Bretagne in France, Mont Saint-Michel. Although there are bright colours in the sky in the background, the painting is dark and visualise the stormy weather of that day. The painting is signed with the monogrammed J.C. in the lower right corner. This painting comes with a hand painted the 19th-century frame.
The 19th century Dutch School is building on the existing Dutch School from the 17th and 18th century. Between 1810 and 1860 Dutch painters 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.