Winter Cityscape With Frozen River by Bartholomeus van Hove
Winter Cityscape With Frozen River by Bartholomeus van Hove

Winter Cityscape With Frozen River

Winter Cityscape With Frozen River c~ by Dutch Painter Bartholomeus van Hove (1790 – 1880); was a prominent figure in the development of 19th century painting as he was the teacher to many students of that time including Johannes Bosboom and Jan Hendrik Weissenbruch.

This is a beautiful winter cityscape scene with fishing and house boats stuck in the harbor as the river has frozen over with people taking advantage of the frozen river to ice skate. In the background is a grand old Cathedral Church that looms large over the cityscape and a bridge that connects both parts of the city that the river runs through.

While in the foreground on the opposite side of the river are snow capped apartment houses in rich vibrant color with more snow to come as voluminous storm clouds begin to pass over the landscape.

Winter Cityscape With Frozen River is a retouched digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image.

Information Below Courtesy Of Wikipedia.org

Bartholomeus Johannes van Hove (October 28, 1790 in The Hague – November 8, 1880 in The Hague) was a Dutch painter and the father of Hubertus van Hove. He played an important role in the development of 19th-century painting by his many disciples. He was able to teach his skills to a large group of artists, of whom especially Johannes Bosboom and Jan Hendrik Weissenbruch would rise to great heights.

Van Hove was a pupil of his father, Hubertus van Hove the Elder and the theater painter JHAA Breckenheijmer, and was appointed headmaster in 1820 at the Hague Academy Teeken. In that capacity he became the teacher of Carel Jacobus Behr, Petrus Augustus Beretta, Pieter Gerardus Bernhard, Johannes Bosboom, Cornelis de Cocq, Johannes Josephus Destree, Lambertus Hardenberg, his son Huib van Hove, Johannes van Hove, Herman Gijsbert Keppel Hesselink, Everhardus Koster, Charles Leickert, Maurits Leon, Ferdinand Carl Sierich, Johannes Anthonie Balthasar Stroebel, Willem Troost, Petrus Gerardus Vertin, Salomon Verveer, Lodewijk Anthony Vintcent, Hendricus Stephanus Johannes van Weerden, Jan Hendrik Weissenbruch, Cornelis Westerbeek, and Salomon van Witsen.[1]

In 1823 he was commissioned by the War Department to illustrate the variety of Dutch army uniforms in a series of pen drawings. Van Hove was also a decorative artist and in 1829 he succeeded his teacher JHAA Breckenheijmer as a stage painter at the Hague Theatre.

In the painting world of The Hague he was a public figure and in 1847 he was one of the founders of the Pulchri Studio. He also became the first president of this group, a position he held until 1851. He was also a member of the Amsterdam-based Arti et Amicitiae, of which he became honorary chairman in 1874.

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