This very fine work by Dutch artist Willem Steelink II, a flawlessly well executed landscape in watercolor with fine detail and marvelous color, displays a idolized pastoral scene of the countryside and it's life therein. A plush pasture beside a stream ...daylight is settling into sunsets wonderful red glow....night approaches. The Shepard and his dog have begun herding the flock home. The level of detail is exceptional, the Shepard's cloak with it's many folds of fabric, the weathered expressive face of the Shepard, the faces and solid furry bodies of the sheep all captured in great clarity . Steelinks rare understanding and love for nature and animals through observation is magically expressed through his genre. Free of any restoration, the painting on paper, is untouched, sealed behind glass and set in a magnificent frame is fine example of the work of Willem Steelink II, a truly fine selection.
Biography: Willem Steelink II, was known as a specialist painter of animals and landscapes. The son of the famed artist William Steelink I, was born in Holland, where he studied with his famous father and at the Academies of Amsterdam and Antwerp, and became extremely well known for his marvelous landscapes of figures, cattle and sheep. "Willy" as he is remembered, remained a prolific painter throughout his long career, his landscapes and animals becoming very much sought after.
Condition: Excellent, framed and protected under glass.
Image Size: approx 13 1/2" Wide x 10" Tall
Frame Size: approx.20" Wide x 16" Tall
Signatures : lower left corner of painting
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