Hendrik Willem Mesdag
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 .
- Literature by and about Hendrik Willem Mesdag in the catalog of the German National Library
- The Mesdag Panorama
- The Mesdag Collection (Dutch, English)
- Website of the International Panorama Council IPC
- Hanna Klarenbeek: Houten, Sientje van . In: Digitaal Vrouwenlexicon van Nederland . January 13, 2014 ( online via resources.huygens.knaw.nl ).
|SURNAME||Mesdag, Hendrik Willem|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Dutch marine painter|
|DATE OF BIRTH||February 23, 1831|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Groningen|
|DATE OF DEATH||July 10, 1915|
|Place of death||The hague|