Dutch School, Locks In A River Landscape

Dutch School, Locks In A River Landscape

A late 19th-century oil on canvas depicting an old stone lock on a rural waterway in Holland. This beautifully understated painting achieves a modesty through its subtle variations of hue and simple graduated sky.

On the left, several mature trees provide a dense backdrop to the composition, while in the foreground, areas of light gently cascade across the mossy water.

The painting is housed within a solid wooden frame with stepped sides and a border.

Oil on canvas
Overall size
27½” x 23½” / 70cm x 60cm
Year of creation
c. 1890
Two small marks towards the top right. Craquelure throughout but the paint layer is stable.

Conservation & History

We care profoundly about our role as custodians and every piece in the collection has been assessed by our conservator. When required, we undertake professional restoration carefully using reversible techniques and adopt a light touch to retain the aged charm of each work. We also restore frames rather than replace them as many are original and selected by the artists themselves.

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