Hendrik Willem Mesdag

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Hendrik Willem Mesdag (1913)
Pink in the Surf (1880)

Hendrik Willem Mesdag (born February 23, 1831 in Groningen , † July 10, 1915 in The Hague ) was a Dutch marine painter .

Hendrik Willem Mesdag was initially a stockbroker by profession. In 1856 he married Sientje van Houten , with whom he had a son. After the death of their father-in-law, the couple turned to painting, and he became a student of Willem Roelofs (an important landscape painter ) in Brussels . From 1869 the family lived in The Hague, where he began to paint sea ​​views in a realistic style - he can be attributed to the Hague School .

His most famous work is the Panorama Mesdag , which he completed in 1881 with the participation of various family members (brother, wife and sister-in-law). This panorama was restored in 1975. It shows Scheveningen , a former fishing village, now a beach and hotel district of The Hague. Another work from the 1890s is the Seascape Return of the Fishermen .

Mesdag was the cousin of Lawrence Alma-Tadema . His grave is in the Dutch cemetery Oud Eik en Duinen in The Hague .

See also

Web links

Commons : Hendrik Willem Mesdag  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Hanna Klarenbeek: Houten, Sientje van . In: Digitaal Vrouwenlexicon van Nederland . January 13, 2014 ( online via resources.huygens.knaw.nl ).