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VERVEER, SAMUEL LEONARDUS:

Dutch landscape- and genre-painter; born at The Hague Nov. 30, 1813; died there Jan. 5, 1876. He was a pupil of B. J. van den Hove. Verveer traveled a great deal, visiting especially the art galleries of French cities; but the scenery of his native land was ever to his mind the most beautiful in the world, and he became a master in depicting views of Dutch towns and hamlets.

Of Verveer's paintings may be mentioned: "Afternoon at Katwijk on the Sea" (now in the museum at Rotterdam); "Nordwijk on the Sea" and "Scheveningen" (both in the Amsterdam Museum of Art). The last-named painting was exhibited at Philadelphia in 1876 and was awarded a silver medal. "Salmon Fishers" and "Departure for the Market" are two of the most representative of Verveer's genre-paintings. His works were also awarded prizes at Brussels in 1842 and 1851; and many of his paintings were bought by the art galleries of Ghent, The Hague, Hamburg, etc.

Bibliography:
  • Clement and Hutton, Artists of the Nineteenth Century and Their Works, Boston, 1880;
  • A. Winkler Prins, Geïllustreerde Encyclopædie, Amsterdam, 1887;
  • Hans Wolfgang Singer, Allgemeines Künstler-Lexicon, Frankfort-on-the-Main, 1898.
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