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Title Landscape with a Mill and a Water Wheel
Collection Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum
Artist Schelfhout, Andreas (Dutch painter,1787-1870)
Date 1833 (dated)
Signed yes
Description Andreas Schelfhout was an important figure in the development of nineteenth-century Dutch landscape painting. He contributed to the revival of traditions founded by his seventeenth-century predecessors. The woodland subject, high skies and meticulous brushwork in this early work, for example, all bear the influence of great landscapists such as Meindert Hobbema and Jacob van Ruisdael. Schelfhout's own skill is evident, however, in the high finish of the mirror-like mill pond and the fine detailing of the foliage and watermill. He became an artist of high renown and influenced the work of a number of younger Dutch artists.
Current Accession Number 1899:1.6
Former Accession Number No. 6; No. 38; No. 1052
Inscription front ll 'A. Schelfhout. f: / 1833.'
Subject landscape; animal (sheep, dog); figure
Measurements 60.4 x 75.9 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on panel
Acquisition Details Given by Charles, 3rd Baron de Ferrieres, 1898.
Publications 'Municipal Art Galleries: Pictures in the De Ferrieres Gallery', Cheltenham Examiner, 1 November 1899; Wright, C., Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museums, Baron de Ferrieres Collection: Catalogue of Foreign Paintings from the De Ferrieres Collection and Other Sources, Cheltenham, 1988, p. 76.

Back of panel: red wax seal of the Baron de Ferrieres; handwritten in pencil 'Schelfhout' 'Challenos[or Challenor;]' (part covered) and '4. 3309'.

Listed in the Catalogue of the Pictures in the De Ferrieres Gallery, 1900, cat. no. 6; in Herdman, D. W., Catalogue of Paintings, Etchings and Sculptures in the Permanent Collection, 1931, cat. no. 38; and in Andrews, G., Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum Service: Fine Art Collection: Checklist Catalogue, 1979, cat. no. 1052.

Rights Owner Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museums
Author Dr Anne L. Cowe



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