A.J. Couwenberg Jr. - Gezigt op het Landhuis Sonsbeek na by Arnhem

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A.J. & H.W. Couwenberg - Gezigt op het Landhuis Sonsbeek na by Arnhem - [Arnhem] - [Is.An.] Nijhoff Excud - [1838] - Steel engraving on paper - 48,5 x 32,5 cm.

Condition: Good - Well preserved in the original cover. On the right (only in the margin) a small tear.

Antique print with a view of the country house in (the current city park of) the Gelderland capital. Published in 'Tafereelen uit de omstreken der stad Arnhem, in kunstplaten, naar de natuur geteekend door A.J. Couwenberg' (c. 1835; date Rijksmuseum: 1838). Bottom right numbered with numerator (#1864). Besides the album, these prints were also sold separately as souvenirs.

View of the (in Arnhem well known) 'Witte Villa' as it can still be seen (anno 2021) from the Zypendaalseweg (outskirts ​​of the Burgemeesterswijk). In the foreground, a farming family is busy with the potato harvest. In the middle a horse and covered wagon and next to it we see a fountain.

¶ The Dutch painter Abraham Johannes Couwenberg (1806-1844) worked in the style of Romanticism. Also characteristic are his imposing skies, inspired by 17th century painters such as Jacob van Ruisdael. He worked as an art teacher in Arnhem. His brother, the graphic artist Henricus Wilhelmus Couwenberg (1814-1845) conveyed this beautiful Dutch scene 'in steel' and the Arnhem bookseller Isaac Anne Nijhoff (1795-1863) marketed it.

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