“Landscape” – Oil on canvas by George Pieter Westenberg (11 September 1791, Nijmegen, Netherlands – 26 December 1873, Brummen) signed and dated 1853 in the lower right corner.

Landscape and animal painter, Pieter Westenberg was a pupil of Jan Hulswit in Amsterdam from 1808 to 1813, and he also attended the drawing academy in Amsterdam. Particularly inspired by 17th-century Dutch landscape painters, Westenberg has regularly exhibited landscapes and city views from 1814 onwards. He has undertaken two study trips; in 1816 in Gelderland and Bentheim in Germany and the following year in the Ruhr area and along the Rhine; the studies and sketches he made on both trips would have a profound effect on his later paintings and drawings. He also worked as a drawing master for several wealthy families, but in 1836 he moved to Haarlem, where two years later he was appointed director of the Collection of Paintings by Living Masters in the Paviljoen Welgelegen. In 1857 he went with his family to Batavia to take up a post in the colonial administration of Java.

Period: 1853

Measurements: In frame H 83 x W 100 cm / Canvas H 76 x W 93 cm