Hendrik Willem Mesdag

1831-1915 Netherlands/Marine/Panorama Painter

 

Brief Biography- Hendrik Willem Mesdag was born in Groningen in 1831. He left banking in 1856 to take up painting. His master was Willem Roelofs, a member of The Hague School. By 1870 Mesdag was established as the foremost marine artist in the school. In 1881, he painted an astonishing panoramic sea view of Scheveningen, 120 metres in circumference, still in The Hague. He became chairman of The Hague Art Society in 1889, and there is today a Museum Mesdag in the city.

 

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Scheveningen

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Scheveningen

Fishing Boats

Fishing Boats Near The Coast

Fleet Arrival

Arrival Of The Fleet

Calm Sea

Calm Sea

Calm Time

Calm Time

Sunset

Sunset

Pinks in the Breakers

Pinks in the Breakers

Boats At Dusk

Fishing Boats At Dusk

Rescue Vessel

Departure of the Rescue Vessel

Scheveningen

Bomschuit Prinses Sophie in Scheveningen

Stormy Sea

Stormy Sea

Evening at Sea

Evening at Sea

Evening Anchorage

Evening Anchorage

Departure

Preparations for Departure

Seascape

Seascape

Arrival of the Fish

Arrival of the Fish

Smack

Seascape with Smack