The Mauritshuis, The Hague
Fredericus Theodorus Renard (1778 -c.1820)
Oil painting on panel, The Mauritshuis, The Hague by Fredericus Theodorus Renard (1778 - c.1820). A busy Dutch river scene. To the left an imposing Dutch style brick building with swimmers bathing from its river edge garden. One pleasure boat and another boat with a trader and dog dominate foreground. In the background is a bridge, over which a carriage and a carthorse, pulling a heavy load, are crossing. To the right is another brick building. This picture shows a lively Dutch canal scene with merchants plying their trade and townsfolk enjoying themselves on the river. It has not been established whether the town is real or imaginary, and no details concerning the artist's life are known.
Bequeathed to the National Trust by Huttleston Rogers Broughton, 1st Lord Fairhaven (1896-1966) with the house and the rest of the contents.
Anglesey Abbey, The Fairhaven Collection (National Trust)
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Fredericus Theodorus Renard (1778 -c.1820) , artist