49. Wouterus Verschuur

Wouterus Verschuur
Horses in a Stableyard
Signed on the manger lower left
Oil on canvas, 76.6 x 106.7 cm
– John Davies, London
– Private collection, UK
– Auction Sotheby's, London, 20 March 1985, lot 97
– Pyms Gallery, London (inv.no. C933)
– Private collection, London, c. 1985
– Private Collection, UK
– Auction Bonhams, London, October 22, 2020, lot 35
– Auction Hampel, Munich, March 21, 2024, lot 577
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, Grand Loan Exhibition of Pictures, 1886, no. 770
Wouterus Verschuur Sr. was one of the most competent Dutch painters of animal subjects and landscapes. He is one of the later representatives of Romanticism in Dutch art. Born in Amsterdam, Verschuur received his training from the landscape and cattle painters Pieter Gerardus van Os (1776-1839) and Cornelis Steffelaar (1797-1861). He was taught how to depict animals vividly and realistically and became a master at capturing the physique and movement of these animals to perfection. From an early age, Verschuur was regarded as a very talented and successful painter, and his reputation abroad was also considerable. He was often featured in the annual exhibitions that toured the large European cities at that time. Verschuur became best known for his paintings of horses. As a true-born romanticist, he knew how to reveal the character of the horses in his paintings, as can be seen in this work on sacrifice. The popularity of his art provided him with sufficient funds to travel widely. He made frequent trips to Gelderland and Brabant and abroad to Switzerland and Germany. From 1858 to 1868, Verschuur lived in Haarlem, where he taught Anton Mauve (1838-1888), and his son Wouterus Verschuur jr. (1841-1936), who, like his father, specialized in painting horses.

€ 20.000 - 40.000
Hammer amount