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Title Canal at Amsterdam
Collection Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums
Artist Maris, Jacob Henricus (Dutch landscape painter, 1837-1899)
Date 1891 (dated)
Signed yes
Description Several boats are lying at anchor along the canal, while birds circle overhead. This canal scene is busier than that in The Tow Path in Aberdeen Art Gallery (ABDAG004477), with significantly more boats, as well as several buildings in the background. Whilst Jacob Maris was certainly influenced by his French and German contemporaries, this painting clearly recalls the paintings of Dutch 17th century artists. Their landscapes also depicted such typical scenes of rustic workers and canals and are often characterised by the vast skies that a flat landscape provides.
Current Accession Number ABDAG004478
Former Accession Number 51.15
Inscription back lr 'J. Maris 1891'
Subject landscape; animal (bird)
Measurements 35.4 x 47 cm.0 cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Given by the National Art-Collections Fund (Velten Bequest) 1951.
Provenance Velten Collection.
Principal Exhibitions Pictures Purchased with the aid of the National Art Collections Fund in Scotland, Dundee Art Gallery, 1977; National Treasures - The National Art Collections Fund: A Centenary Celebration, Aberdeen Art Gallery, 2003.
Publications Apollo, vol. 71, p. 176.
Notes Labels: 'Belten coll; Maris, Jacob; Canal Amsterdam 800'
Rights Owner Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums
Author Jennifer Melville



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