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Early 19th century Dutch painting windmill landscape by moonlight

Early 19th century Dutch painting windmill landscape by moonlight

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Directory: Fine Art: Paintings: Oil: Europe: Dutch: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 1422433

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A finely painting oil on canvas landscape of a windmill in moonlit landscape, a structure at left with a glowing window, the clouds luminous with the eerie light, and possibly some grazing animals at right, the work apparently UNSIGNED. The detailed meticulous handling suggests an early 19th century date---or possibly even earlier; the work has an Old Master feeling. Measurements are 18" by 24" (21 1/2" by 28" in traditional style old walnut frame with gold fillet). I have searched carefully for a signature and do not see one; but the artist would no doubt be listed or even well known. The painting was wax relined probably mid 20th century, probably to stabilize craquelure or instability present at the time the restoration work was done. While this may appear to be a work of silhouettes, with a bright light hanging over the painting, more detail is apparent. I have intentionally overexposed the photo of the lower right corner, to show some of that detail that the camera may otherwise have missed, since it is exposing based on the bright moon, thereby underexposing the rest of the scene.