Cow beside a Ditch, Willem Maris, c. 1885 - c. 1895

Cow beside a Ditch, Willem Maris, c. 1885 - c. 1895

oil on canvas, h 65cm × w 81cm More details

It is a sweltering summer day in a polder landscape in Holland. Willem Maris caused a furore with this subject matter. Already in the 17th century, artists found a scene such as this – of a cow cooling off in the water – picturesque. Maris succeeded in rendering the natural fall of light on the cow by modelling its coat in alternating thick and thin brushstrokes.

On display in room 1.18

Collections with this work

Animals

Rijksmuseum

Animals

Lelu

April 8 2018 - 99 works 210 6

Verf en inkt

lies schot

March 27 2018 - 67 works 40 0

Make your own creations with this work