PRESENTING A LOVELY Pair of 19C Dutch Oil on Board of Winter Scenes by B Dam.
Dutch School, circa 1860 and both signed on the bottom right by the artist.
The artist’s first name is hard to read but looks like ‘Brent/Brandt/Birend/Birent Dam’.
Each painting is an oil on board featuring a rural Winter Scene with farmhouses/buildings, frozen ponds, farming figures and ice skaters. The top one also features a windmill in the background.
In great condition for their age with only very minor blemishes. The frames have had professional repairs.
Dutch art describes the history of visual arts in the Netherlands, after the United Provinces separated from Flanders. Earlier painting in the area is covered in Early Netherlandish painting and Dutch and Flemish Renaissance painting.
The history of Dutch art is dominated by the Dutch Golden Age painting, mostly of about 1620 to 1680, when a very distinct style and new types of painting were developed, though still keeping close links with Flemish Baroque painting. There was a healthy artistic climate in Dutch cities during the seventeenth century. For example, between 1605 and 1635 over 100,000 paintings were produced in Haarlem. At that time art ownership in the city was 25%, a record high. After the end of the Golden Age, production of paintings remained high, but ceased to influence the rest of Europe as strongly.
Many painters, sculptors and architects of the seventeenth century are called “Dutch masters“, while earlier artists are generally referred to as part of the “Netherlandish” tradition. An individual work’s being labelled or catalogued as “Dutch School” without further attribution indicates that an individual artist for the work cannot be ascertained.
The Hague School of the 19th century re-interpreted the range of subjects of the Golden Age in contemporary terms, and made Dutch painting once again a European leader. In the successive movements of art since the 19th century, the Dutch contribution has been best known from the work of the individual figures of Vincent van Gogh and Piet Mondrian, though both did their best work outside the Netherlands, and took some time to be appreciated. Amsterdam Impressionism had a mainly local impact, but the De Stijl movement, of which Mondrian was a member, was influential abroad.
Pair of 19C Dutch Oil on Board of Winter Scenes by B Dam.
Provenance: From a Private Dallas Estate.
Condition: Very good. Very minor blemishes. Frames repaired.
Dimensions: 22.5 x 16.5 inches (In Frames).