View on Amsterdam from the water 1879 - 1881
- About the artworkAbout artwork & ArtistProvenance: Christie’s New York, October 25th 1989; art dealer Borzo
Literature: Catalog Tefaf Maastricht, 1990; Carole Denninger-Schreuder; Painters of Amsterdam, Toth 2000, pic. p. 71
- About the artist
Jacob Maris was a major painter of the Hague School. More than any other artist he was able to capture the silver grey tones of an overcast Dutch day and combine these with dark browns, ochres and a single daub of colour. He painted chiefly landscapes, cityscapes and beach scenes. Influenced by the Barbizon School, he painted directly from nature.
He achieved great success internationally and his work was sold in Scotland and the United States.