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Ducks alighting on a Pool
Willem Maris

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 Willem Maris
Artist dates 1844 - 1910
Full title Ducks alighting on a Pool
Date made about 1885
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 32.4 x 20.3 cm
Inscription summary Signed
Acquisition credit Presented by J.C.J. Drucker, 1912
Inventory number NG2875
Location in Gallery Gallery A: Paintings after 1600
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