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Hendrik Willem Mesdag
(Groningen 1831 - 1915 The Hague)

“Loading the Ships”

Oil on canvas
70 x 89 cm
signed 'H.W.Mesdag' (l.r.)
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Notes

An exquisite example of the best works that were made by this internationally renowned painter. Bom-schuiten are moored in low tide, fishermen with wagons are wading through the water.

Provenance

I. McNichol, Glasgow until 1960;

with Garton & Co, London;

private collection, The Netherlands;

with Douwes Fine Art, Amsterdam, 2004.

Exhibited

Leeuwarden, Fries Museum, ‘Mesdag en de Zee’, 1999, cat. p. 35;  on loan to the West-Fries Museum in Hoorn from February 200 to November 2002, where it was hanged in the so-called guest room,  a room where private collectors could show their collections (we want to thank Mr Cees Bakker of the Museum for this info).;

Apeldoorn, Paleis Het Loo, ‘Uit De Kunst!’, exhibition at the occasion of the centennial jubilee of the ‘Vereeniging van Handelaren in Oude Kunst in The Netherlands (VHOK),  Nov. 2011 – Jan. 2012, cat. no. 102, p. 146, with ill.

Literature

J. Poort, ‘Hendrik Willem Mesdag 1831-1915, Oeuvrecatalogus Supplement’, Wassenaar 1997, p. 88, cat. no. 2031.31, with ill;

J. Poort, ‘Hendrik Willem Mesdag 1831-1915, Oeuvrecatalogus in beeld’, Wassenaar 2001, p. 56, cat. 2031.31, with ill; J. Poort, ‘Hendrik Willem Mesdag 1831-1915,

De schilder van de Noordzee’, Wassenaar 2001, p.40, cat. 2031.31, with ill;

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