WATERING HORSES
BY ANTON MAUVE



WATERING HORSES

BY ANTON MAUVE (1838-1888)
IN THE NATIONAL GALLERY, LONDON

Anton Mauve is a worthy representative of the modern Dutch School. He was born at Zaandam, and his early ambition was to become an artist. His family did not approve of his following so precarious a calling, and opposed his desire; but in spite of all opposition, he embarked upon serious work and never abandoned that course of life which he had mapped out for himself from the first. He was rather delicate all his days, and his poor health rendered him liable to fits of depression, which very frequently made themselves evident in his painting. He was profoundly influenced by Millet, and, like him, possessed a limited range of colour, silver greys, browns and greens as a rule making up his palette. Like the work of Cazin, his landscapes seem to reveal his moods and express the sadness which he feels. But in spite of his melancholy and his preference for subdued colours, Mauve's pictures are distinguished by great tenderness and an exquisite atmospheric quality which pervades all his landscapes. He was a hard worker as well as a successful one, and he soon gained recognition both in his own country and in England and America. He died at Arnhem in 1888.

The present picture, which illustrates the sympathetic insight with which he painted animals, came into the possession of the nation in 1910, as a gift from Mr. J. C. J. Drucker.

From the book "Famous Paintings" Volume 2 printed in 1913.

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Famous Paintings in this Series





James Archer
My Great Grandmother


Bashkirtseff
The Meeting


Bouguereau
Charity


John Brett
From the Dorsetshire Cliffs


Arnesby Brown
The River Bank


Joseph Clark
Mother's Darling


John Constable
The Hay-Wain


Jean Baptiste Camille
Corot
The Fisherman's Hut


Jean Baptiste Camille
Corot
A Flood


Leonardo Da Vinci
Monna Lisa


Edouard Detaille
The Dream


Henri Fantin-Latour
Flowers


Thomas Gainsborough
Queen Charlotte


Thomas Gainsborough
The Market Cart


Jean Baptiste Greuze
The Head of a Girl


Jean Baptiste Greuze
Fidelity


James Clark Hook
Home With the Tide


Alfred William Hunt
Windsor Castle


Josef Israels
The Shipwrecked Mariner


B.W. Leader
The Stream in Summer-time


Madame Vigee Le Brun
Portrait of the Artist

Alphonse Legros
A Canal With a Fisherman


Anton Mauve
Watering Horses


J.L.E. Meissonier
The Cavalier


Sir J.E. Millais
Speak! Speak!


Sir J.E. Mallais
My First Sermon


George Morland
The Reckoning


George Morland
The Inside of a Stable


Murillo
The Immaculate Conception
of the Virgin


Alfred Parsons
When Nature Painted
All Things Gay


Ralph Peacock
The Sisters


Rembrandt
Syndics of the
Cloth Merchants' Guild


Guido Reni
"Ecce Homo"


Sir Joshua Reynolds
Portrait of Mrs. Richard Hoare
With Her Infant Son


Briton Riviere
The Temptation
in the Wilderness


Dante Gabriel
Rossetti
Day Dreams


John Singer Sargent
Miss Ellen Terry
as Lady Macbeth


Lady Stanley
(Dorothy Tennant)
His First Offence


Jan Steen
Grace Before Meat


Marcus Stone
On the Road from
Waterloo to Paris


Constant Troyon
Watering Cattle


H.S. Tuke
"All Hands to the Pumps"


Velazquez
King Philip IV. of Spain


S.E. Waller
Sweethearts and Wives


Thomas Webster
The Smile

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