De Orange Lou, Antique Landscape Painting by Jacob Huybrecht Hollestelle. From what we can ascertain, JH Hollestelle (1858-1920), followed the Hague School of Dutch painters. This landscape is more loose and akin to French impressionist pieces of the time. Colors are subdued. The sky is soft gray blue; the trees are muted olive and brown. It is ready to hang. The ornate frame is original, and it is in nice repair considering it's age.
Approximate Dimensions: 17 1/2"W X 11 1/2"H X 1"D (Overall size framed) Signed in lower left, dated September 1900
Born in Middelburg and died in Dordrecht. He first worked in Middelburg, then The Hague and from 1884 in Dordrecht. He was drawing a teacher there. He was a pupil of J. Burck in Middelburg, and then he studied at the Academy of Art in The Hague under the leadership of J.Ph. Koelman. He also studied at the Polytechnic School in Delft. He painted, drew and taught watercolor landscapes, including many dunes and river views. Church Interiors and churches Veere, Middelburg. In Dordrecht he met Theophile de Bock. He let himself influenced these by this famous landscape painter and the Hague School. Maar have developed his own style. No subject was too difficult and therefore made good compositions. He was a member of the Amsterdam Arti et Amicitiae and taught at E. Boonen. During his lifetime, his work was shown. Various exhibitions In an obituary in the Middelburg Courant on June 3, 1920 are lesser fame was attributed to his modesty, because this silent worker did not like advertising. His paintings, watercolors and studies, which will now be distributed in all direction will keep the memory of his modest, decent talent, lively. "