Alexander Joseph Daiwaille
(Amsterdam 1818 – Brussels 1888)
Travellers in a mountain landscape at dusk
Signed with initials and dated 1885 l.l.
Oil on panel, 30.2 x 23.6 cm
Daiwaille was a popular painter during his life, and was awarded many prizes for his landscapes, some of which were sold to King Willem II. The artist started out as an apprentice to his father Jean Augustin Daiwaille and spent long periods in Cleves, were his brother in law Barend Cornelis Koekkoek had founded an art academy. This town hall on the ‘Grote Straat’ received many Dutch painters, which established this Cleves art academy as an important element of Dutch Romanticism.