A Windmill and Houses beside Water: Stormy Sky

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
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
Dimensions
48.3 x 59.5 cm
Inscription summary
Signed
Acquisition credit
Presented by Mrs R.M. Dunlop to the Tate Gallery, 1927; transferred, 1956
Inventory number
NG4269
Location in Gallery