A lovely atmospheric oil on wood panel by the Dutch artist Julius Jacobus van de Sande Bakhuyzen. Image size is 6 3/4 x 10 5/8 inches, framed size is 10 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches, signed l.l., housed in a period qilt frame, c. 1890. Bakhuyzen was born in 1835 in Holland, the son of a well known painter, Hendrik van de Sande Bakhuyzen, who instucted him until he entered the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. With the schools concentration on drawing and no painting classes, Julius and fellow artists left the Academy and eventually started their own school which was heavily influenced by the realist painters of the French Barbizon school and became known as the "Hague School". Bakhuyzen won the Royal Medal at an exhibition in Amsterdam in 1871.
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