|Title||Sand Dunes, Scheveningen|
|Alternative Title||Fisher Folk|
|Collection||Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery|
|Artist||Verveer, Elchanon (Dutch painter and draftsman, 1826-1900)|
|Description||The painting depicts sand-dunes, with a broad seascape behind. On the left, in the middle distance, some small cottages can be seen. In the centre is a family of fisherfolk On the right is a young mother carrying a baby, and a young boy and girl are tugging at her skirts. In the centre is another young girl playing with her doll next to her mother, who is watching, with pleasure, her young infant playing with the father and grandfather to the left. The father is holding the infant up, while the grandfather entertains it with a doll, or marionette, on strings which he is using to make it twitch about. Next to the father is a top hat and pipe, and he appears to be dressed in professional, middle-class, clothes, compared to the grandfather, who is clearly an old sea-dog with his sou'wester and oil-skins.|
|Current Accession Number||BLKMG:P215|
|Inscription||front lr 'Elchanon Verveer 1866'|
|Subject||everyday life; figure; marine|
|Measurements||58.5 x 112.5 cm cm (estimate)|
|Material||oil on canvas|
|Acquisition Details||Given by Miss Stock 1924.|
One of the early exhibited works by Verveer was at the Paris Salon of 1857, cat. no. 2630 - Vue des dunes de Scheveningen (Hollande.). It appears that he did not depart over-much from this subject in subsequent years.
Miss Stock lived at ‘Ellerslie', East Park Road, Blackburn.
|Rights Owner||© Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery|