C.W. Bouter, Woodman in forest

Painting Lot A-81005
Cor Wouter Bouter (1888 – 1966)
Woodman in forest

Oil on canvas, 70 x 100 cm

 

Painting

In this piece of art, three loggers are lumbering accompanied by their horses and cart. Clearly, they are working in the Dutch woods as the painting shows these large beeches typical for the Dutch forest. This painting belongs to The Hague School-style of paintings, a style drifting away from romanticism towards a realistic style of painting. This unique painting shows the particular transitions between these two styles. The painting is framed by a hand painted, early 20th-century frame.

 

Painter

Cor Wouter Bouter is a famous Dutch painter that belongs to The Hague School. The Hague School resisted against Romanticism of the mid 19th century. Bouter is famous for his interior paintings and landscapes with horses and cows. He was active in both the USA and Canadian market. There, he used the pseudonyms C. Hendriks, C. Verschuur and C. Willems. He is included in the National Art History Documentation Center (RKD) in the Netherlands, in the Lexicon Dutch Visual Artists 1750 – 1950′ by Pieter A. Scheen, and in the database of the ‘Documentation of Fine Arts’ in South-Holland.