Jacob Maris, oil painting, Canal scene, 24" wide x 18" high (60 x 40 cm) gold frame 29½ " x 21½ " purchased 7/11/1952 from Galerie Internationale, Den Haag, Netherlands
Signed "J Maris" for the well-listed Dutch artist Jacob Henricus or Hendricus Maris (1837-1899). He was a painter of genre scenes, figures, landscapes and seascapes. He began studying at a very young age at the Academy of Art in Hague in 1853 and later in Antwerp. He traveled with his brother to Germany and Switzerland and came to Paris in 1865 where he studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts for a short period. His works were influenced by Corot, Jongkind and the school of Fontainebleau and he exhibited at the Salon in Paris from 1866. After 1870 he exhibited several paintings with a Dutch subject. He went back to Hague following the French-German war of 1870 but his paintings were still sold in Paris through the House of Goupil (famous for selling the works of Monet and other impressionists as well as Corot and Millet at a time when these painters were not recognized by their contemporaries).
The works of Jacob Maris are represented in several museums worldwide; in Amsterdam, Berlin, Hague and Montreal. A painting by Jacob Maris was sold at Christie's in Amsterdam on 27 October 1998 for $157,097.
This painting comes with an original photograph certificate of authenticity hand written, in Dutch, on the back of a black & white photo of the painting signed and stamped by Dr. H.P. Bremmer.
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