Frederik Marinus Kruseman
(Haarlem 1816 – Saint-Gilles 1882)
A panoramic summer landscape with travellers, peasants and cattle near a castle
Signed and dated 1861 lower left
Oil on canvas, 54.1 x 59.1 cm
– Auction Christie’s, Laren, 20 October 1980, lot 309
– Private collection, the Netherlands
– Museum Jan Cunen, Oss, ‘Kruseman: Kunstbroeders uit de Romantiek’, 14 December 2014 – 15 March 2015
– Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar, ‘Kruseman: Kunstbroeders uit de Romantiek’, 18 April 2015 – 19 July 2015
– M. van Heteren & J. de Meere, Frederik Marinus Kruseman 1816-1882: Painter of Pleasing Landscapes, Schiedam, 1998, p. 186, cat.no. 139 (ill.) (size incorrect)
M. van Heteren & M. van den Nieuwenhof, Kruseman: Kunstbroeders uit de Romantiek, Waanders Uitgevers, Zwolle, 2014
Born in Haarlem, into a family known for its famous painters, Kruseman was taught by the romantic landscape painters Nicolaas Johannes Roosenboom (1805-1880) and Jan van Ravenswaaij (1789-1869). In 1837 he moved to the German city of Cleves to develop his technique as a student of the ‘prince of landscape painting’; Barend Cornelis Koekkoek (1803-1862). Koekkoek taught Kruseman how to paint dreamy summer landscapes, as well as technically advanced winter scenes. In the 1850’s and 60’s, when Kruseman reached the peak of his career he painted this work, which in many ways surpasses the beloved quality of his teacher Koekkoek.

€ 20.000 - 25.000