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View of a Mill

by Bosboom Johannes

The Hague 1817 – 1891

Dutch Painters

Signature: Signed bottom right
Medium: Aquarelle
Dimensions: Image size 29,70 x 22,70 cm, frame size 45 x 38,50

Value: up to 5.000€

Johannes Bosboom was born in The Hague on February 18, in 1817. He was a Dutch painter and watercolorist of the Hague School, known especially for his paintings of church interiors.

At the age of 14 he studied with master teacher and artist Bartholomeus van Hove (1790 – 1880) and painted in his studio along with Van Hove’s son Hubertus van Hove (1790 – 1880).

Later Bosboom took lessons in the The Hague Academy of Fine Arts. Here he made good contact with Anthonie Waldorp (1802 – 1866) and Wijnand Nuijen (1813 – 1839).

In 1835 he traveled to Düsseldorf, Cologne, and Koblenz (Germany) and painted watercolours.

In 1839 he traveled to Paris and Rouen and received a silver medal for View of the Paris and the Cathedral at Rouen.

Bosboom’s choice of subject were unlike from the rest of the Hague School. Nevertheless, his atmosphere, light, shadow, and nuances of color places him in the very mainstream of this group. He painted several traditional church interiors, inspired by seventeenth century artists. Bosboom had a great deal of success with these pieces and achieved his greatest fame.

In 1873, during a stay in Scheveningen, he painted many watercolors of town views, the dunes, the beach, and the sea.

Bosboom died in The Hague on 14 September 1891. Today, his works can be found in private and public collections, including several works in the Rijksmuseum of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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