The history of Netherlands art is dominated by the Dutch Golden Age painting, mostly of about 1620 to 1680, when a very distinct style and new types of painting were developed, though still keeping close links with Flemish Baroque painting. There was a healthy artistic climate in Dutch cities during the seventeenth century. For example, between 1605 and 1635 over 100,000 paintings were produced in Haarlem.[1] At that time art ownership in the city was 25%, a record high.[2] After the end of the Golden Age, production of paintings remained high, but ceased to influence the rest of Europe as strongly.

Many painters, sculptors and architects of the seventeenth century are called “Dutch masters”, while earlier artists are generally referred to as part of the “Netherlandish” tradition. An individual work’s being labelled or catalogued as “Dutch School” without further attribution indicates that an individual artist for the work cannot be ascertained.

The Hague School of the 19th century re-interpreted the range of subjects of the Golden Age in contemporary terms, and made Dutch painting once again a European leader. In the successive movements of art since the 19th century, the Dutch contribution has been best known from the work of the individual figures of Vincent van Gogh and Piet Mondrian, though both did their best work outside the Netherlands, and took some time to be appreciated. Amsterdam Impressionism had a mainly local impact, but the De Stijl movement, of which Mondrian was a member, was influential abroad.

Artists Include:

Gerardus Johannes Bos
Gerardus Johannes Bos Netherlands
Gerardus Johannes Bos (Leiden 1825-1898)
The Leiden painter G. J. Bos specialized in painting landscapes and animals, depicting livestock in particular. An animal market, a sheepfold, stable interiors with donkeys or horses, and depictions of rabbits, chickens, ducks or goats, make up his oeuvre. Genre pieces or portraits are rare, despite the fact that he was taught by his fellow townsman, Jacobus Ludovicus Cornet, portrait and history painter. Bos was also an etcher and lithographer, and in addition to oil paintings, he also made drawings and illustrations.

The painting below is attributed Gerardus Johannes Bos

G C Bos 16 x 12 - SOLD
G C Bos 16 x 12 – SOLD

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Netherlands – Pottery & Painters
Delft – the 750-year-old town that gave its name to the elegant blue porcelain that made it world-famous.
A Place for Painters
One of the town’s most famous citizens was Johannes Vermeer, whose paintings give a snapshot of local domestic life in the seventeenth century. He was a member of the Delft School, along with other accomplished painters including Nicolaes Maes, Pieter de Hoogh and Carel Fabritius. Although their paintings – such as Vermeer’s most famous masterpiece, Girl with a Pearl Earring – hang in galleries all over the world, art lovers are able to see the scenery that inspired so many artists as they trace the Dutch town’s streets and canals first-hand.
A Place for Potters
Around the time that members of the Delft School were immortalising the town in paint, another local industry was beginning to thrive. The Dutch East India Company had a healthy trading relationship with China, bringing back a large amount of highly desirable Chinese porcelain to European shores. However, when this trade waned after the death of the Wanli Emperor in 1620, Dutch potters tried to imitate the beautiful, sought-after Chinese porcelain.
This led them to develop a thin type of earthenware which they covered in a white glaze. By applying a second clear glaze, the fired surface and smooth cobalt blues – now known as ‘Delft Blue’ – took on the appearance of porcelain. Although initially the Dutch potters copied oriental decoration inspired by Chinese originals, they also used European patterns that became popular all over the world.
Delftware, as the original ceramics product is called, was made in a variety of forms, including vases, plates, tiles, and figurines. The value of Delftware depends on its age, condition, rarity, and the reputation of the maker. Pieces that are older, in good condition, and made by well-known or highly regarded Delftware manufacturers are generally more valuable. The rarity of a piece can also affect its value, as pieces that are more difficult to find or were made in small quantities are often more valuable. The demand for Delftware can also affect its value, as pieces that are more popular or in high demand may be worth more. What makes Delftware such an interesting collecting field is that some examples can be worth ‘only’ a few hundred dollars, while rare objects can be worth thousands of dollars or especially iconic pieces as large stacked flower vases, many times more.
Determining the value of vintage Delftware involves a combination of factors, including:
1. Age and Rarity: Older pieces tend to be more valuable, especially if they are from the 17th or 18th centuries. Rarity and limited production runs also increase value.
2. Maker and Origin: The reputation of the maker and the specific region of origin can significantly impact value. Delft, Deft, or Delfts pieces from the Netherlands are highly sought after.
3. Quality and Condition: The quality of the craftsmanship, glazing, and painting can affect value. Pieces in excellent condition are more valuable, while those with damage or restoration may be less so.
4. Style and Design: The intricacy of the design, motifs, and the resemblance to sought-after patterns can influence value.
Glassware-Ceramics - Delftware - Netherlands - Vintage (1875) Polychroom Vase 10 x 8 x 13.5

Vintage (1875) Polychroom Vase 10 x 8 x 13.5

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