64. Andreas Schelfhout
(The Hague 1787 – 1870)
Landscape in Gelderland with a woman on a country road by a farm (circa 1820-1825)
Signed on the reverse
Black crayon, grey wash, 20.8 x 30 cm
In the year 1819 Andreas Schelfhout was awarded a gold medal at the Salon of Antwerp for his painting ‘Een Geldersch landschap bij zonnenondergang van een hoogte te zien, met het dorp Oosterbeek in het verschiet’. For most of his life he was frequently inspired by the picturesque landscape of the rural province of Gelderland which at the time remained relatively unspoiled. Particularly in the period 1820 -1825 he frequently drew, painted and made watercolours of landscapes in Gelderland. The rustic landscapes surrounding the artists’ villages of Oosterbeek, Beek and Ubbergen in Gelderland appealed to the landscape painter from The Hague.