22. Johannes Bosboom
View of Cologne with the Great Church of Saint Martin and Activity along the Shore of the Rive Rhine (c. 1835-1837)
Signed lower right
Oil on panel, 27.4 x 35.9 cm
– WH Patterson, London, probably 1960s or 1970s
- Private collection, the Netherlands
The Hague, 'Exhibition of Living Masters', 1837, cat.no. 32, axis 'A Gezigt in Cologne'
In the year 1835, Johannes Bosboom embarked on a study trip to the German Rhine provinces, accompanied by his colleague and friend from The Hague, Salomon Leonardus Verveer (1813-1876). They traveled through Utrecht and Arnhem, passing Düsseldorf and Cologne, until they reached Koblenz as their final destination. For both artists, this journey posed an artistic challenge as it exposed them to foreign architecture, regional attire, and landscapes beyond the borders of their own country. This painting by Bosboom showcased here serves as a representative example of their exploratory voyage.
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