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ID: 500014234
 
Record Type: Person
Mesdag, Hendrik Willem (Dutch painter and art collector, 1831-1915)

Note: Mesdag forfeited a lucrative career in banking to become of a painter. He and his wife, Sina van Houten, moved to Brussels in 1866 and received training from the painter Willem Roelofs and Mesdag's cousin, Lawrence Alma Tadema. After only a few years, Mesdag decided to dedicate his artistic career to painting the sea and shoreline. In 1869, he and his wife moved to the Hague, where he sketched the sea on a daily basis. Mesdag's most famous painting is the panorama of the coast and village of Scheveningen, which is one of the few remaining panoramas of that age. Mesdag was an important member of the Hague School and was also an avid collector of art.

Names:
Mesdag, Hendrik Willem (preferred,V,index,LC)
Hendrik Willem Mesdag (V,display)
Mesdag, Hendrik (V)
Mezdag, Hendrick Willem (V)
Mesdag, H. W. (U)
Mesdag, Henrik Willem (U)

Nationalities:
Dutch (preferred)
Netherlandish

Roles:
artist (preferred)
collector
painter
draftsman
printmaker

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Groningen (Groningen province, Netherlands) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   1866-1869  Brussels (Bruxelles region, Belgium) (inhabited place)
active:   1869-1915  Hague, The (South Holland, Netherlands) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
assisted by ....  Blommers, Bernardus Johannes  
....................  (Dutch painter and etcher, 1845-1914) [500010104]
assisted by ....  Breitner, George Hendrik  
....................  (Dutch artist, 1857-1923) [500006861]
cousin of ....  Alma-Tadema, Lawrence  
................  (Dutch and British painter, 1836-1912) [500008100]
spouse of ....  Mesdag van Houten, Sina  
................  (Dutch still life painter, 1834-1909) [500057342]
student of ....  Alma-Tadema, Lawrence  
..................  (Dutch and British painter, 1836-1912) [500008100]
student of ....  Roelofs, Willem  
..................  (Dutch painter, 1822-1897) [500115270]
teacher of ....  Bretz, Julius  
..................  (German painter, lithographer, and pastelist, 1870-1953) [500060830]
teacher of ....  Chase, Henry  1879
..................  (American marine painter, 1853-1889) [500009863]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Mesdag, Hendrik Willem (I)

Biographies:
(Dutch painter and art collector, 1831-1915) ..... [VP Preferred]
(Dutch painter, 1831-1915) ..... [Grove Art]
(artist, 1831-1915) ..... [GRL]
(Dutch artist, 1831-1915) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
(Dutch artist, 1831-1915) ..... [WCP]
(Dutch painter, 1831-1915) ..... [PROV]
(Dutch painter, draughtsman, and printmaker, 1831-1915) ..... [GRLPSC]
(Dutch painter, 1831-1915) ..... [BHA]

Sources and Contributors:
Hendrik Willem Mesdag ........ [PROV]
...........................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
Mesdag, Hendrik ........ [PROV]
................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
Mesdag, Hendrik Willem ........ [BHA Preferred, GRL Preferred, GRLPSC Preferred, Grove Art, PROV Preferred, VP Preferred, WCP Preferred, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
.............................................  Bénézit, Dictionnaire des Peintres (1976)
.............................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
.............................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 82164738
.............................................  Muller, Dutch Art (1997) 240
.............................................  Witt Library, Authority files
Mesdag, Henrik Willem ........ [GRL]
...........................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 82164738
Mesdag, H. W. ........ [Grove Art Preferred]
...........................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
Mezdag, Hendrick Willem ........ [PROV]
...............................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)

Subject: ........ [BHA, GRL, GRLPSC, Grove Art, PROV, VP, WCP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  Bénézit, Dictionnaire des Peintres (1976)
....................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.)
....................  Muller, Dutch Art (1997) 240
....................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
....................  SS
....................  Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Kunstler (1980-1986)
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [VP, WL-Courtauld]
.......... Muller, Dutch Art (1997) 240-241
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