55. Petrus Gerardus Vertin

Petrus Gerardus Vertin
(The Hague 1819 – 1893)
Harbour view with figures and boats
Signed and dated 46 l.l.
Oil on panel, 16.8 x 21 cm
The composition of this painting is likely a record of one of Vertin’s foreign study trips. Just as some of his contemporaries and colleagues of the ‘Haagse schildersbent’, such as Charles Leickert (1816-1907) and Salomon Verveer (1813-1876), Vertin also travelled abroad on several occasions where he was inspired by the landscapes, regional costumes and architecture. He recorded these novel images in sketchbooks which, after his return to his studio in The Hague, he was able to use in the composition of his paintings. The work offered here shows a harbour view imbued with a poetic atmosphere and sunshine. This type of impasto rendering of the sky can also be seen in the treatment of the sky in paintings by Leickert and Verveer from 1846 onward.

€ 1.500 - 2.500
€ 1.500