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untitled (1001) by Hendrik Willem Mesdag (1831-1915, Netherlands)

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Hendrik Willem Mesdag

Hendrik Willem Mesdag (23 February 1831 – 10 July 1915) was a Dutch marine painter.

He was born in Groningen, the son of the banker Klaas Mesdag and his wife Johanna Wilhelmina van Giffen. Mesdag was encouraged by his father, an amateur painter, to study art. He married Sina van Houten in 1856, and when they inherited a fortune from her father, Mesdag retired from banking to pursue a career as a painter.

He studied in Brussels with Willem Roelofs and in 1868 moved to The Hague to paint the sea. In 1870 he exhibited at the Paris Salon and won the gold medal for The Breakers of the North Sea.

In 1880 he received a commission from a Belgian company to paint a panorama giving a view over the village of Scheveningen on the North Sea coast near The Hague . With the help of Sina and students he completed the enormous painting (Panorama Mesdag)— 14 m high and 120 m around — by 1881. However, the vogue for panoramas was coming to an end, and when the company operating it went bust in 1886, Mesdag purchased the painting at auction and thereafter funding its operating losses from his own pocket.

He joined the art society of The Hague (the Pulchri Studio) and in 1889 was elected chairman. In 1903 he gave his house at Laan van Meerdervoort and his collection of paintings to the Netherlands; the house is now the Museum Mesdag.

 Hendrik Willem Mesdag, né à Groningen le 23 février 1831 et mort à à La Haye le 10 juillet 1915, est un peintre néerlandais. Il est le fils du banquier Klaas Mesdag et de son épouse Johanna Wilhelmina Van Giffen. Mesdag est encouragé par son père, peintre amateur, à faire des études artistiques. Il épouse Sina van Houten en 1856 et, lorsqu'ils héri...

 Hendrik Willem Mesdag (* 23. Februar 1831 in Groningen † 10. Juli 1915 in Den Haag) war ein niederländischer Marinemaler. Er malte Meeresansichten in realistischem Stil und kann der Haager Schule zugerechnet werden. Sein berühmtestes Werk ist das Panorama Mesdag, das er mit Beteiligung verschiedener Familienangehöriger (Bruder, Frau und Schwägerin...

 Hendrik Willem Mesdag (Groninga, 23 febbraio 1831 – L'Aia, 10 luglio 1915) è stato un pittore olandese. Nato a Groninga, figlio del banchiere Klaas Mesdag e di sua moglie Johanna Wihelmina van Giffen, Hendrik Willem fu incoraggiato da suo padre, pittore amatoriale, allo studio dell'arte. Sposò Sina van Houten nel 1856 e la morte del padre di lei gl...

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