OPDENHOFF George Willem ('Witzel')


Oil on panel: 60.5 x 79 cm / 23.8 x 31.1 ins

Painter of seascapes and beach and river views.

George Willem Opdenhoff, named Witzel, was a pupil of Andreas Schelfhout (for landscapes) and Johannes Christiaan Schotel (for seascapes). He lived in Breda from 1835 to 1837 and in 1837 he travelled to the French seacoasts. He lived and worked in Rotterdam for a couple of years (1837-1842) and finally settled down (around 1842) in The Hague.

Fulda (Germany) 1807 - The Hague 1873
Dutch School

Alkmaar - The Hague

P. Scheen, "Lexicon Nederlandse beeldende kunstenaars; 1750-1880", The Hague 1981, p. 385.