Anton Mauve (Netherlands, Holland, 1838 – 1888)

Anton Mauve (Netherlands, Holland, 1838 – 1888) Painting of a windmill in a landscape on an overcast day. Signed lower left. Oil on board. Provenance: private Oklahoma City collection. Anthonij (Anton) Mauve was a Dutch realist painter who was a leading member of the Hague School. He was a very significant early influence on his cousin-in-law Vincent van Gogh. Mauve was married to Vincent Van Gogh’s cousin Ari?tte (Jet) Sophia Jeannette Carbentus and was a major influence on Van Gogh. He is mentioned directly in 152 of Vincent’s surviving letters. Vincent spent three weeks at Mauve’s studio at the end of 1881, and during that time he made his first experiments in painting under Mauve’s tutelage, first in oils and then early the next year in watercolour (previously he had concentrated on drawing). Mauve continued to encourage him and lent him money to rent and furnish a studio but later grew cold towards him and did not return a number of letters. Sight Size: 7.5 x 9.5 in. Overall Size: 13 x 15 in.