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ITEM TITLE The Grachten, Amsterdam (Pair, 1 of 2)

ARTIST NAME Spohler, Johannes Franciscus

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Johannes Franciscus Spohler (1853 - 1923)

The Grachten, Amsterdam (Pair, 1 of 2)

Pair, oil on panel, signed.
Frame size: 15 x 13in / 38 x 33cm

PROVENANCE

Sotheby’s, London, 15th Nov 2006, lot 331

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Johannes Franciscus Spohler was a Dutch landscape painter, son of the well-known landscape artist Jan Jacob Spohler and a brother to Jan Jacob Coenraad Spohler who was also an artist. His teacher and main influence was the accomplished painter Cornelis Springer (1817-1891).

Working within the Dutch Romantic tradition, Spohler’s images on mahogany panel demonstrate fine draughtsmanship, and a focus on topographical accuracy. His use of light gives his paintings a jewel-like quality, and they are still much sought-after today.