Returning home, Koehoedster,  Retournant à l' étable, Terug van het land by Anton Mauve
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Returning home, Koehoedster, Retournant à l' étable, Terug van het land 1838 - 1888

Anton Mauve

Watercolour
40 ⨯ 60 cm
ConditionExcellent
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About the artwork

Watercolour heightened with white
40 x 60 cm.
Signed: lower right 'A Mauve f'

Provenance: Private collection, The Netherlands; Sotheby's Amsterdam, 24 April 2007, lot 157. Kunsthandel E.J. van Wisselingh & Co., Amsterdam; Private collection, The Netherlands; Kunsthandel A. Preyer, Amsterdam/The Hague, inv./cat.nr 3182; Auct. ?, New York City, James S. Ingles, 1909-03-11; Auct. ?, The Hague Goedvriend e.a., 1908-05-06, lotno. 305.

This painting is included in the RKD archive, number: 0000157930.

About the Artist - 3 more artworks

Antonij (Anton) Mauve (1838-1888) was born in Zaandam. At 16, he went to Haarlem where he was apprenticed to Pieter Frederik van Os, a specialist in painting cattle, followed by Wouter Verschuur who painted horses. Mauve and Paul Gabriel often went into the country to paint from nature. At twenty he started visiting Oosterbeek, a village that attracted many artists. In 1871, he took a studio in The Hague.

For a while, he taught Vincent van Gogh, to whom he was related by marriage. In 1882, Mauve began visiting Laren for the summer, eventually moving there in 1885. By that time his work was widely known and sought-after by collectors in Holland and abroad.
His landscapes with sheep were especially popular in America; interestingly, a distinction was made between 'sheep coming' and the slightly less expensive 'sheep going'. Mauve’s evocative landscapes place him firmly in the Hague School.