Maris excelled at such small, quick evocations of the flat Dutch landscape and the massive, grey cloud formations that scud across the huge expanse of sky. In this painting, only a windmill breaks the line of the horizon.

Key facts

Artist dates
1837 - 1899
Full title
A Windmill and Houses beside Water: Stormy Sky
Date made
probably 1880-90
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
48.3 x 59.5 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
Presented by Mrs R.M. Dunlop to the Tate Gallery, 1927; transferred, 1956
Inventory number
Location in Gallery