THE BLACK STALLION
Oil on panel: 28.5 x 38 cms / 11.2 x 15.1 ins
Signed and dated '1850' lower right
Painter of horses, dogs and stable interiors; lithographer.
Wouterus Verschuur was a pupil of Pieter Gerardus van Os and Cornelis Steffelaar. He also collaborated with Pieter Caspar Christ, Cornelis Jan Bolt and Cornelis Springer. He worked in The Hague, Doorn (1842), Amsterdam (1846-1847), Rotterdam (1856), Haarlem (1858-1868), Brussels (1867) and Amsterdam (1869-1874) and visited Hanover and the Gueldre and Brabant regions. Verschuur was a member of the Royal Academy of Amsterdam from 1833 on and of ‘Arti et Amicitiae’ (1839). His pupils included Anton Mauve, Isaac Salm and his son, Wouter Verschuur Jr. He exhibited in Amsterdam, The Hague (1828-1872) and Leeuwarden (1853, 1855 & 1863).
Amsterdam 1812 - Vorden 1874
Amsterdam - Arnhem - Delft - Haarlem - Kampen - Leeuwarden - Nijmegen - Otterlo - Rotterdam - The Hague - Zutphen
P. & V. Berko, "19th Century European Virtuoso Painters", Knokke 2011, p. 519, illustration p. 340.
P. & V. Berko, "Dictionary of Animal Painters; Belgian and Dutch Artists born between 1750 and 1880", Knokke 1998, p. 499-503, illustration p. 499.