Ducks alighting on a Pool

There was a duck pond near the artist's home at Voorburg, where he drew and painted the birds in oil and watercolour.

The impression is of a winter or early spring scene. There is a mass of sparse foliage around the branches, suggesting early growth. The mallard has a full blue-green head of feathers - he loses this after spring.

Key facts

Artist dates
1844 - 1910
Full title
Ducks alighting on a Pool
Date made
about 1885
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
32.4 x 20.3 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
Presented by J.C.J. Drucker, 1912
Inventory number
Location in Gallery