Jan Evert Morel II [1835-1905]
Netherlands > Holland
Figures in a landscape, ca.1880s
Oil on board
13 x 11 inches [unframed] | 23 x 21-1/2 inches [framed]
Signed lower right : ‘J. E. Morel’.
Marking type: Printed white horizontal rectangular paper label likely an auction number.
Location: Top middle frame verso.
Marking type: Hand-written number in black wax crayon, likely an auction or inventory number.
Location: Middle top panel verso.
Marking type: Hand-written number in white wax crayon, likely an auction or inventory number.
Location: Center panel verso (printed upside down).
Unrestored estate condition. Existing heavy surface grime. Period original frame in unrestored estate condition. Frame as an old repair or stain on upper left mitre.
Jan Evert Morel II [1835-1905] was a Netherland genre painter who was the son and student of a well known Amsterdam marine painter Casparus Johannes Morel [1798-1861]. Morel II specialized in woodland scenes that often included small gestural figures. The work was part of a larger Romantic movement in art which idealized landscapes and ruins. Figures in a landscape, ca.1880s is a typical example of the artist’s complete oeuvre.
2019 ( David Smernoff, New Haven, CT and New York, NY, by descent ) ;
1981 Private collection of Henry George Smernoff [1919-2019], New Haven, CT, by descent ;
ca.1930s Nathan Smernoff [1896-1981], New Haven, CT ;
before 1930s Private collection of [unknown], New Haven, CT ;
before ca.1930s ( [unknown auction], based on numbers listed on verso of painting (#408) ) (likely) ;
ca.1880s Jan Evert Morel II [1835-1905], the artist .