Nicolaas Riegen (1827-Amsterdam-1889)
Marine near Antwerp
Oil on canvas
44 x 67,5 cm
Goldgilded ornamental wooden frame
1846, The Netherlands
Signed bottom left
About Nicolaas Riegen
Nicolaas Riegen was born in Amsterdam where he also passed away at the age of 62 in 1889. Also he lived and worked in Amsterdam, mainly scenes of the sea and of rivers. He taught himself the painting techniques, was a true auto-didactic artist. In 1872 he became a member of the famous artist society called "Arte et Amicitiae" in Amsterdam. His collection is shown in The Netherlands at the location of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and of the Rijksmuseum in Twenthe.
Sailing vessels are situated on a calm river called the ‘Schelde’, which is situated near the harbour of Antwerp in Belgium.
On the left background, the city of Antwerp is visible.
Fishermen are fishing on the sailing vessels.
On the left foreground a small rowing boat shows two men with their fishing gear.
Goldgilded ornamental frame.
Dutch Painters 1750 – 1950,. Author: Pieter A. Scheen
Kunstkronijk, published in 1859, page 46
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Rijksmuseum Twente, The Netherlands