“Les Marins Avant La Tempete” by Johannes Hilverdink
A brooding atmospheric marine oil on canvas called “Les Marins Avant la Tempete” or “Sailors before the onset of a Storm” by the Dutch 19thC artist Johannes Hilverdink, (1813-1902), signed on the lower left hand corner of the canvas.
Johannes Hilverdink was born in Groningen in 1813, but the family moved to Amsterdam shortly thereafter. In the capital, Hilverdink received instruction from J.A. Daiwaille and subsequently enrolled at the art academy. Later he would specialize in painting romantic landscapes and marine views. In 1846 he became a member of Arti et Amicitae, and continued to show his work in the Exhibitions of Dutch Living Masters well into his old age. Over the course of his life, Hilverdink made trips to Belgium, Germany, England, France and Greenland.
Dimensions: 61″W (155cm) x 46″H (112cm)
Ref. HT BL3077