Anton Mauve (Dutch, September 18, 1838 – February 5, 1888)


Horses at the gate, 1878
Oil on canvas, 42,5 x 25 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Riders in the Snow, 1879-1880
Watercolour and white bodycolour on paper, 44,1 x 26,7 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Winter in the Scheveningen woods, 1888
Oil on canvas, 47 x 31 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Heath at Laren, 1887
Watercolour, 52.5 x 81.5 cm 

Trekvaart, 1888
Oil on canvas, 35 x 32 cm

Anton Mauve was a Dutch realist painter, and one of the most important representatives of the Hague School
His best known paintings depict peasants working in the fields, and especially sheep herding scenes. Mauve devoted himself almost exclusively to depicting the peaceful rural life of the fields and country lanes of Holland - especially of the districts near Oosterbeek and Wolfhezen, the sand dunes of the coast at Scheveningen, and the country near Laren, where he spent the last years of his life. 

Mauve was married to one of Van Gogh’s cousins. In the winter of 1881-82 he gave Van Gogh several lessons in drawing and painting.