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    ANTON MAUVE (Dutch 1838-1888)
    Cows Watering
    Oil on canvas
    31-1/2 x 41-1/8 inches (80 x 104.4 cm)
    Signed lower right: A. Mauve
    Indecipherable stamp verso

    In 1854 Anton Mauve apprenticed with Pieter Frederik van Os, a specialist in animal paintings, and during these formative years Mauve became proficient in rendering sheep, cows and horses. In what became typical of his early body of work, he displays a skillfulness in combining peaceful farm animals with a figure in a landscape or rural scene as depicted in the present composition.

    In 1858 Mauve traveled to Oosterbeek where he flourished under the influence of his two friends Gerard Bilders and Willem Maris. He was one of the foremost painters of the Hague School, and from 1881 to 1882 he worked closely with his cousin Vincent van Gogh. Mauve's solid reputation as a realist painter is a testament to the many collections and museums in which his works are housed today.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2007
    24th-25th Thursday-Friday
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