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Polder with Mills near Overschie

Paul Joseph Constantin Gabriël (in 1898)

Gabriël carefully prepared the large painting of polders in the vicinity of Overschie with a chalk drawing and oil sketch. The drawing, which is also in the possession of the museum, has short notes concerning the colours he intends to use, varying from 'juicy grey' to 'blue juicy green' and 'grey dark green'. Using these tonal tints and several white accents, Gabriël has, with broad, easy strokes, created a panoramic landscape in which motive and surroundings are forged into one.


Title Polder with Mills near Overschie
Material and technique Oil on canvas
Object type Painting
Location This object is on view in room 15
Dimensions (general) Width : 102 cm
Height : 66 cm
Makers Painter: Paul Joseph Constantin Gabriël
Accession number 1222 (MK)
Credits Schenking / Donation: Vereniging van Voorstanders der Kunst 1898
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1898
Age maker About 70 years old
Exhibitions The Collection Enriched (2011)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
Material Oil > Paint > Artist's material > Material > Material and technique
Canvas > Worked fibres > Fibre > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique
Object Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Geographical origin The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

All about the maker

Paul Joseph Constantin Gabriël

Amsterdam 1828 - Scheveningen 1903

Paul Gabriël was the eldest son of the sculptor Paul Joseph Gabriël. He first studied at the Amsterdam academy and then at the drawing academy of the landscap..