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Qualifications
watercolorist, etcher, art collector, lithographer, panorama painter, painter, draftsman
Aanvankelijk werkzaam op het bankierskantoor van zijn vader in Groningen, na 1866 legde hij zich geheel toe op de kunsten; tevens beroemd door het schilderen van het Panorama van Scheveningen in 1880-1881, thans in het museum 'Panorama Mesdag' in Den Haag (Scheen 1981); schonk in 1903 zijn kunstverzameling aan de Nederlandse Staat [Rijksmuseum Mesdag te Den Haag]. Een groot aantal werken uit Mesdags verzameling waren op verschillende tentoonstellingen te zien, waaronder Tentoonstelling van schilderijen uit particuliere verzamelingen (Academie van Beeldende Kunsten, Den Haag, 1882), Keuze tentoonstelling van Hedendaagsche Nederlandsche Kunst (Arti, Amsterdam, 1892) en Tentoonstelling van meesterwerken van Fransche kunst (Pulchri Studio, Den Haag 1900).
Nationality/school
Dutch
Born
Groningen (town) 1831-02-23
Deceased
The Hague 1915-07-10
Family relationschips
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
getrouwd met Sientje Mesdag- van Houten; neef van Laurens Alma-Tadema
See also
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werkten mee aan het Panorama van Scheveningen
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Biographical information
Period of activity
1846 - 1915
ca. 1846-1915
Active in
Teacher at academy/university
Academie Minerva (Groningen)
1861-1866 als bestuurslid (Jacobs 2000)
born in
active in
died in
Subjects
This field specifies the various subject categories or genres that constitute the oeuvre of the artist in question. The contents of this field are generally based more on the documentation available at the RKD than on the literature.
animal painting (genre), harbor view, landscape (as genre), marine (as genre), portrait, beach scene, cityscape, still life
Medium/technique
watercolor, oil paint
Current
Here we mention the current to which an artist belonged. Many currents have not yet been entered, because the content of this field is still under development.
Hague School
Prijzen
Member of
External links
http://www.mesdag.com
Entered on: 1991-11-20; Modification on: 2018-01-24

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