Polder Landscape (in the Kamperpolder)

Paul Gabriëlcirca 1880 - 1900

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Paul Gabriël is called a Hague School painter because of the nature of his oeuvre. He actually lived and worked for much of his life in Brussels, where the far younger painter Tholen of Kampen visited him in 1878. They became friends, and regularly went out painting together in and around Kampen, which is how the Kamperveen fens became part of Gabriël’s repertoire.


  • Title: Polder Landscape (in the Kamperpolder)
  • Creator Lifespan: 1828 - 1903
  • Creator Nationality: Dutch
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: The Hague, the Netherlands
  • Creator Birth Place: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Date Created: circa 1880 - 1900
  • Style/Theme: The Hague School / Landscape
  • Physical Dimensions: w990 x h640 cm (Without frame)
  • Painter: Paul Joseph Constantin Gabriël
  • Original Title: Polderlandschap (in de Kamperpolder)
  • Artist Information: Paul Gabriël was the eldest son of the sculptor Paul Joseph Gabriël. He first studied at the Amsterdam academy and then at the drawing academy of the landscape artist Barend Koekkoek in the German town of Cleve. From 1853 to 1856, he lived in the village of Oosterbeek, near Arnhem. Together with artist friends such as Anton Mauve and Gerard Bilders, he concentrated on nature studies. Gabriël arrived via Amsterdam in Brussels, here he received support and advice from Willem Roelofs and gave lessons to Willem Bastiaan Tholen. A number of years later, Gabriël moved to Scheveningen and there he frequently painted in the open air. Gabriël is one of the few masters of the Hague School who showed signs of the new industrial age, such as factories and trains, in his paintings. His use of vivid colours is also exceptional within the Hague School.
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Donated by H. van Beek 1935, http://collectie.boijmans.nl/en/disclaimer/
  • External Link: Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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