Painting Lot A-81031
Simon van Brakel (1816 – 1884)
Sailing vessels on a Dutch river
Oil on canvas, 49 x 69 cm
This painting is a typical example of the Dutch Schoo style. It was painted by van Brakel, a well-known Dutch painter. In the painting, one can see a very detailed ship in the middle with smaller boats around it. It is a typical Dutch type of ship, sailing under the Dutch flag. The wind is making the water restless which gives the painting a beautiful appearance. The work by van Brakel is signed on the lower left and dated 1868. (+ frame)
Simon van Brakel mainly lived in Dordrecht and painted mostly sea landscape, ships and riverscape. In 1869 his work was exposited in the Générale des Beaux Arts, and his work has been much admired for a long time of period. Simon van Brakel is included in the National Art History Documentation Center (RKD) in The Hague, Netherlands. He has also been included in ‘Lexicon Dutch Visual Artists 1750 – 1950’ by Pieter A. Scheen. In the database of the ‘Documentation of Fine Arts’ of South-Holland, part of ‘ART Index’, an independent documentation centre where more than 56,000 artists of the Benelux are categorised, one can also find the information about Simon van Brakel.