57. Andreas Schelfhout

Andreas Schelfhout
Environments of Haarlem (1860s)
Signed and remains of date 6? lower left
Oil on panel, 50.6 x 78.1 cm
– Kunsthandel EE Huisman, The Hague (inv.no. 2974)
- Private collection, the Netherlands
– Auction Venduehuis, The Hague, 21 November 2018, lot 246
The landscape painter Andreas Schelfhout had a penchant for the landscape surrounding Haarlem. Quite early on, from 1820 onwards, he was inspired by this rolling, scenic area with its fine panoramas.

In this painting, Schelfhout depicted Haarlem on the horizon, with in the foreground a dune, a river, and a herd of sheep walking on a small road under a beautiful cloudy sky. Following the lead of Schelfhout, the quintessentially Dutch landscape surrounding Haarlem became a favorite amongst the painters of Dutch Romanticism. Together with BC Koekkoek, Schelfhout is considered the Netherlands' most important romantic landscape painter. He had many pupils, including Charles Leickert, LJ Kleijn, Nicolaas Roosenboom, and, surprisingly, the innovative impressionist JB Jongkind.
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€ 18.000 - 24.000
Hammer amount