|Collection||Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth|
|Artist||Dommershuijzen, W. (Dutch artist, active late 19th century)|
|Date Earliest||probably about 1890|
|Date Latest||probably about 1910|
This painting and its pendant, The Lighthouse at Tuslen, are by the Dutch painter W. Dommershuijzen, also called Dommersen. He is apparently a relation of the better known artists Pieter Cornelis Dommershuijzen (1834-1908) and his younger brother Cornelis Christian Dommershuijzen (1842-1928). However, no secure biographical details are known of his life.
This view of a Costal Scene is typical of the Dommersens' technique of applying a bright luminous pallet to their subjects. In this sunny view, beneath a clear blue sky, a beached fishing boat and figures can be seen in the left foreground. Beyond them, on a promontory along the coast, is a wooden house by the waters edge with a moored fishing boat nearby. These motifs are clearly reflected in the still waters of the bay. This idealised view is probably derived from a location on the Dutch coast.
|Current Accession Number||BORGM:1995.42.1|
|Former Accession Number||T12.12.2001.1|
|Subject||everyday life; landscape|
|Measurements||39 x 45 cm (estimate)|
|Material||oil on panel|
|Publications||æ The provenance of the painting is unknown. However, it is possible that it entered the collection along with the other works by P. C. Dommersen and C. C. Dommersen which were bequeathed by Miss L. A. Hartridge.|
|Rights Owner||Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth|