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Artist: George-Gillis Haanen (Dutch, 1807 - 1876/81?)
Title: 'The Water Mill'
Size: 32 x 66 cm (12,6 x 25,9 inch)
Signed: lower left; dated 1873 and at the back the painter wrote the place
Material: Oil on panel
Inventory no.: GH012
Price: € 7.600,-
George-Gillis was born in Utrecht in 1807 as the son and pupil of Casparis Haanen, who also was a painter. He was a member of the’ Academy of Fine Arts’ in Amsterdam in 1835.
George-Gillis even worked with J.W.Bilders. They send a painting, called ´Landscape at sunrise´ to an exhibition of Pictura in Groningen.
The painter remained several years in Mainz and Frankfurt am Rhein, moved to Antwerp in 1845 and in 1848 to Vienna, from 1854-1860 in Cologne and in 1866 he returned to Rotterdam.
In 1831 he became member of ´Arti Sacrum´ in Rotterdam and in 1835 member of the Royal Academy of Amsterdam.
He mostly painted landscapes, church interiors, city scenes , evening twilights and interiors at candle- and lamp light.
He also was a draughtsman and engraver and teacher of E.A.Haanen and H.W.van der Kellen.
Work of the painter one can find in the following museums;
Museum Boymans van Beuningen-Rotterdam,
Museum De Lakenhal-Leiden,
Centraal Museum-Utrecht and
Gemeente archief Utrecht.