Musée No:318.012Regular price £25.00
Artist: John Hendrik Weissenbruch
Jan Hendrik Weissenbruch, (1824–1903) was a Dutch painter of the Hague School. He is noted especially for his watercolours. He enjoyed working outdoors in the countryside and usually found his subjects in the area around The Hague where he lived, rarely going far from home. However, in 1900, at the age of seventy, he took a trip to Barbizon where he painted his famous forest scene. The journey to Barbizon must have been a kind of pilgrimage for him, since it was in this area that French painters, in around 1830, had first begun to paint in the open air on a large scale. These 'painters of Barbizon' aimed for a natural representation of the landscape, paying particular attention to the mood and the light. Nature for Weissenbruch was also of the utmost importance.