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William G. Frederick Jansen (1871-1949) - Early 20thC Watercolour, Milking Time



A bucolic Flemish scene in watercolour showing a farmer milking two cows in the watery early morning sunlight o a coastal cliff. The artist has signed to the lower right and the painting has been handsomely presented in an early 20th Century gilt frame with swept rail and corners and finished with a gold mount on which the artist's name has been inscribed. On paper.


The condition is typical for a picture of this age including some discolouration. Slight marking to the mount at the lower edge. Some very minor losses to the mount.


23 x 27.5cm (9.1" x 10.8")
Framed Size: 44 x 51cm (17.3" x 20.1")

Artist Biography

Born in Harlingen in 1871, Willem George Frederik Jansen lived in Haarlem near the coast. Studying art there and training as a ceramic artist and designer, he worked in ceramic factories of Rozenburg and Distel, later working in the Hague and moving to live in Amsterdam in 1908.
As a paint, Jansen's work was heavily influenced by the sea, much of his talent devoted to coastal genre scenes, countryside landscapes and seascapes capturing the North Sea. Stylistically, his work was influenced heavily by the Hague School, adopting the heavy atmosphere and impressionistic brush work associated with work of his counterparts. His works can be found in museums in: Enkhuizen, Harlingen and Laren.

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Code rh348
Artist William George Frederick Jansen (1871-1949)
Date Early 20th Century
Dimensions 23 x 27.5cm
Medium Watercolour
Style Realism
Subject Landscape
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