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 Dommershuijzen, W. (Dutch artist, active late 19th century), Coastal Scene

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Title Coastal Scene
Collection Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth
Artist Dommershuijzen, W. (Dutch artist, active late 19th century)
Date Earliest probably about 1890
Date Latest probably about 1910

This painting and its pendant, The Lighthouse at Tuslen, are by the Dutch painter W. Dommershuijzen, also called Dommersen. He is apparently a relation of the better known artists Pieter Cornelis Dommershuijzen (1834-1908) and his younger brother Cornelis Christian Dommershuijzen (1842-1928). However, no secure biographical details are known of his life.

This view of a Costal Scene is typical of the Dommersens' technique of applying a bright luminous pallet to their subjects. In this sunny view, beneath a clear blue sky, a beached fishing boat and figures can be seen in the left foreground. Beyond them, on a promontory along the coast, is a wooden house by the waters edge with a moored fishing boat nearby. These motifs are clearly reflected in the still waters of the bay. This idealised view is probably derived from a location on the Dutch coast.

Current Accession Number BORGM:1995.42.1
Former Accession Number T12.12.2001.1
Subject everyday life; landscape
Measurements 39 x 45 cm (estimate)
Material oil on panel
Acquisition Details Unknown.
Publications The provenance of the painting is unknown. However, it is possible that it entered the collection along with the other works by P. C. Dommersen and C. C. Dommersen which were bequeathed by Miss L. A. Hartridge.
Rights Owner Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth
Author Francesco Nevola



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