Hendrik Willem Mesdag

Seascape

c. 1868-1900
During the summer of 1868 Hendrik Willem Mesdag became interested in what was to be his main source of inspiration for the rest of his career: the sea. Shortly after, in May 1869, he moved to The Hague, where many artists gathered. There, he studied the sea from Scheveningen, a district of the city situated along the shores of the North Sea. This lovely watercolour is representative of the seascapes for which Mesdag is renowned.
Title
Seascape
Date
c. 1868-1900
Medium
Drawing
Materials
watercolour on heavy wove paper
Dimensions
47 x 57.4 cm
Nationality
Dutch
Credit line
Gift of Hilda W. Mathewson, Ottawa, 1972
Accession number
17024