Ducks’ Nests, Paul Joseph Constantin Gabriël, c. 1890 - c. 1900

Ducks’ Nests, Paul Joseph Constantin Gabriël, c. 1890 - c. 1900

oil on canvas, h 59cm × w 44cm × d 9.5cm. More details

These baskets made of willow branches and resting on sticks were intended to offer shelter to nesting ducks. In the past, their eggs were gathered for consumption. In contrast to his mills and panoramic views, Gabriël here ‘zooms in’ on a detail in nature. He thus presents an unusual perspective of the watery Dutch landscape from a low vantage point on the embankment.

On display in room 1.18 Landscapes Paul Joseph Constantin Gabriël The Hague School

Collections with this work

RijksStudio

Bram Sas added this work to Haagse School

July 26 2015 - 53 works 71 1

Marc Rouyer added this work to The Hague School

July 22 2015 - 10 works 35 1

willemburgert added this work to schilderijen 19e eeuw

July 15 2015 - 11 works 36 1

Make your own creations with this work