Hague School: 12 works

A slideshow of artworks auto-selected from multiple collections

By Google Arts & Culture

A Dutch Road (ca. 1880) by Anton MauveThe Toledo Museum of Art

'Led by Anton Mauve, the group of Dutch painters known as the Hague School distinguished itself by its exceptional rendering of moody atmosphere and light. As a Dutch critic wrote of the Hague School in 1875, "The artists try, by preference, to render mood; and they give precedence to tone above color...'

Boys herding donkeys (1865) by Willem MarisKunstmuseum

'Donkeys accompanied by herdboys are found only occasionally in Hague School paintings; Anton Mauve painted several attractive works with seaside donkeys and Johannes de Haas made a number of donkey studies in Picardy.'

Getting acquainted (The little goat) (circa 1865) by Matthijs MarisKunstmuseum

'Dumas (eds.), The Hague School: Dutch masters of the 19th century, The Hague 1983'

Ferry (1870) by Jacob MarisKunstmuseum

'It can be found in many works by artists of the romantic era, and occasionally in those of Hague School painters, for example in Paul Gabriel's Ferry at Driel .'

Landscape with Windmill near Schiedam (1873 - 1873) by Johannes Hendrik WeissenbruchMuseum Boijmans Van Beuningen

'Later, in common with other artists of the Hague School, he would mainly capture the atmosphere of the landscape, with an eye for the changing weather and all possible nuances of grey and green.'

Fishing boat (1878) by Jacob MarisKunstmuseum

'The most classical interpretation of the theme is seen in this painting by Jacob Maris, which can also be regarded as a perfect work from the Hague School's grey period.'

Peasant family at the table (1882) by Jozef IsraëlsVan Gogh Museum

'Jozef Israëls was one of the older and most popular painters of the Hague School.'

Military funeral (1882) by Isaac IsraëlsKunstmuseum

'Although the use of colour is tonal rather than exuberant, resembling that in Hague School paintings, nobody would ever confuse this painting with one by Jozef Israëls.'

Transport of colonial soldiers (1883/1884) by Isaac IsraelsThe Kröller-Müller Museum

'Isaac Israels is the son of artist Jozef Israels, one of the most important exponents of the trend in art known as The Hague School. The Hague School is characterized by a realistic rendering of the Dutch countryside in dark, grey tones.'

Duck heaven (circa 1885) by Willem MarisKunstmuseum

'Willem Maris was the only Hague School painter who was self-taught.'

Girl with Japanese parasol (circa 1889) by Willem de ZwartKunstmuseum

'The intimacy of the images makes them more akin to the figure paintings of Jacob Maris but the deep, vibrant colours seem to be a deliberate move by De Zwart permanently to distance himself from the Hague School with its tonal palette.'

Cows at evening (1859 - 1910 (active)) by Willem MarisKunstmuseum

'In his work the Hague School finds its purest moment of art for art's sake.'

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