This painting is most likely done in Hoek of Holland, on the beach. The scene depicts a merchant or farmer who is stuck with his wagon in the surf and trying to get it loose. Behind him is the stormy North Sea, with the dunes on one side and a breakwater on the other. The breakwater is relatively small (they are much longer and higher these days), indicating that this painting dates from around the 1940's. Meeuwis van Buuren (1902 – 1992) was a native of Rotterdam and is famous for his vivid paintings of the sea. He is listed on several art sites and is well known in both the United States and Europe. This specific painting is mentioned and pictured in the book "Schilders van de Nieuwe Waterweg" by Maarten van der Schaft en Martha Vollering on page 126. This painting is recently framed and cleaned. Size is 31" wide and 131/2" high without frame, 37" and 191/2" with frame.The frame is nicely distressed like driftwood with a rope accent. Condition is good, no damage or craquelure.
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