Attr Johannes Christian Schotel Boats in Harbour -Early 19th-century watercolour




An original early 19th-century watercolour painting, Attr. Johannes Christiaan Schotel, Boats in Harbour.

A beautiful watercolour in grisaille of a serene view, with sailing boats and figures at the calm water's edge. The contrast between darker foreground detail and wash background is particularly effective.

Tipped on to backing paper. There is a historic attribution inscribed on the verso of the backing paper.

Unsigned.
There are some marks as shown, and a patch of light abrasion to the centre where the paper has thinned. There are two holes in the backing paper.
13.1cm x 18cm.
Unframed.

Northern Netherlandish marine painter Johannes Christiaan Schotel (1787-1838) was born and died in Dordrecht. He was a pupil of Adriaan Meulemans, Martinus Schouman, Abraham van Strij, and Jacob van Strij. Along with Schouman, he revived the art of marine painting in Holland in the 19th century. Schotel was an experienced sailor and he sensitively captured different sea states and the effects of coastal light. He was a member of the artist’s society Pictura in Dordrecht, and he exhibited in Haarlem, The Hague and Amsterdam. His works are now held in museums across Holland, including in the Rijksprentenkabinet in Amsterdam, and in Germany.

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Product code: JC-710


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