THE STOP OF THE CANAL BOAT IN UTRECHT, THE NETHERLANDS
Oil on canvas: 121 x 171 cm / 47.6 x 63.7 ins
Signed and dated '1853' lower right
Painter of animated interiors, portraits, town views, church interiors, animals and historical subjects; draughtsman and lithographer.
Valentijn Bing was born in Amsterdam on April 22, 1812 and deceased in Newport on January 28, 1895.
He was a pupil of the Amsterdam Academy and Jan Kruseman. He made his debut as a painter of historical scenes but later on evolved more and more to animated interiors. He also gave drawing lessons and made lithographs. From 1839 onwards he was a member of ‘Arti et Amicitiae’ in Amsterdam.
Bing collaborated with Jan Braet von Uberfeldt and his pupils in Amsterdam included Jacques Carabain, Jan Portielje, Jan Schenkel and Maria Wandscheer.
He exhibited in Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam from 1832 to 1874.
Amsterdam 1812 - Newport 1895
Amsterdam - Enschede - Twente
P. & V. Berko, "19th Century European Virtuoso Painters", Knokke 2011, p. 493, illustration p. 222-223.
P. & V. Berko, "Dictionary of Animals Painters; Belgian and Dutch Artists born between 1750 and 1880", Knokke 1998, p. 151.
P. Scheen, "Lexicon Nederlandse beeldende kunstenaars; 1750-1880", The Hague 1981, p. 43-44.