Oil on panel: 40,5 x 53 cm;
signed and dated ‘A Schelfhout 1843’ (lower left)
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Andreas Schelfhout was, together with Wijnand Nuyen and Barend Koekkoek, of crucial importance to the development of the Dutch Romantic School in the 19th century.
He was one of the best landscape painters of the period and made this genre very popular again, as it had been before, in the 17th century. His summer- and winterlandscapes, sea-scapes and beach scenes, are very sought after.
Schelfhout was an example for many. Among his pupils were Jan Willem van Borselen, Frans Breuhaus de Groot, Joseph Gerardus Hans, Cornelis Petrus ‘t Hoen,
Johan Barthold Jongkind, Lodewijk Kleyn, Jan Weissenbruch and Charles Leickert.