Johann Hendrik Weissenbruch
(1824 - 1903)
Johann Hendrik Weissenbruch was active/lived in Netherlands, Holland. Johann Weissenbruch is known for Hague School plein-air landscape and genre painting.
Biography Johann Hendrik Weissenbruch
Jan Hendrik Weissenbruch was particularly fascinated with the permanently changing skies above the typically green polders around The Hague and later in the surroundings of Gouda and Boskoop. He was fascinated in rendering light effects and tonal qualities of a subject. Once Weissenbruch told the art dealer Van Harpen (1858-?): 'De lucht is de hoofdzaak in een schilderij. Als je lucht niet goed is, dan deugt je schilderij niet. De lucht beheerscht het heele landschap!.' (see: Hans Janssen, Wim van Sinderen, De Haagse School, Rotterdam, 1997, p. 46).
Against the blue sky, seen from a lower viewing point, the majestic windmills are depicted to give the work a more dramatic atmosphere. The present lot is a typical exa
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