Cornelius Springer (1817-1891)
|Artist Name||Cornelius Springer (1817-1891)|
|Title||Hasbrucher Wald/The Forest|
|Description||A Dutch 19th century landscape: a huge heroic Ruisdael tree empowers this picture; beneath it workers chat and a horse and cart pass by in Gainsborough fashion. The scene depicted is the Hasbrucher Wald, Altenburg. It is a stunning large drawing which is signed and dated 1880 and is housed in a fine frame behind glass.
Signed lower left and right with title.
|Provenance||Top London auction rooms|
|Medium||Pencil on Paper|
|Size||29.5 x 21.7 inches|
|Frame||19th century frame 36 inches by 29 inches. Very good condition.|
|Biography||Cornelius Springer (1817-1891) was a Dutch 19th century landscape painter. He was a pupil of his father, the carpenter Willem Springer (1778-1857) and of Hendrik Gerrit ten Cate, Kasparus Karsen, and Jacobus van der Stok.
He became a member of the Amsterdam painters collective Felix Meritis and won a gold medal for a painting of a church interior in 1847. He is known for watercolours, etchings and drawings, especially of city views and town scenes that he sketched while travelling around the country. He was awarded the Leopold order of Belgium in 1865, and in 1878 he was invited with Jozef Israëls to advise the Dutch Ministry of Public Affairs on the plans for the Rijksmuseum. His son Leonard Springer became a landscape architect.