This greetings card features Winter in Holland by Andreas Schelfhout(1787-1870) with a season greeting written inside.
At first a gilder and frame-maker in his father’s shop, he became a pupil of the decorative painter Joannes Breckenheijmer and began to exhibit landscapes in 1815. His pictures were deeply indebted to the example of seventeenth-century Dutch art. But he was also influenced by the fresh, lively style of contemporary English and French landscape painting which he discovered during a trip to Paris in 1830. He enjoyed a European reputation, particularly for his winter landscapes. He had many pupils, including Johann Barthold Jongkind. This is one of countless nineteenth-century paintings evoking the art of the seventeenth century - popular because of its decorative qualities and often, for painters from the Low Countries, for its nationalist appeal
Message inside reads 'Happy Christmas & Best Wishes for the New Year'
Dimensions: H11.5cm x W16cm
Printed in the UK
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Painting Details: Winter in Holland, Andreas Schelfhout(1787-1870), Netherlands, 1843