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#Nederlands: olieverf op doek, Haagse School, Den Haag, stadsgezicht, 20e eeuw.

Due to its vertical size (44x84) this framed painting would fit beautifully in a corner or small space in a house, office or gallery.

Arnout van Gilst (1898-1982)

Painting, oil on canvas. Panthéon, Paris

The Netherlands

Design period:
1950 to 1960

Production period:
1950 to 1960

Identifying marks:
Signed, right corner below

Impressionism, Haagse School (The Hague School)

In very good, unrestored condition.

Oil on canvas, wooden frame


Canvas W 30.0 x H 70.0 cm | frame W 44.0 x H 84.0 cm

Arnout van Gilst was born in The Hague, on 17 January 1898 and died in Bennebroek, a small village in The Netherlands, in 1982. He was a student of the Academy of Visual Arts in The Hague (Akademie voor Beeldende Kunsten Den Haag) under Jan Springer and he was a student of Johan Coenraad Altorf. As a student at the academy, he started as a sculptor and started painting after 1923. He also drew and painted watercolors. Arnout (also spelled Aernout van Gilst) lived and worked in The Hague until 1937 and moved to Haarlem that year. Van Gilst visited France and Paris in the 1950s and 1960s. Well-known works from this time are, in addition to this painting of the Pantheon, a horizontal painting of the Pantheon from the same point of view and a equally beautiful work of the Opera in Paris.

Arnout van Gilst mainly focused on Dutch landscapes, city and dune views, seas and horses. Under his mother's maiden name, A. Jonstra, he painted sailing ships on the Frisian lakes. Van Gilst painted in a naturalistic-impressionistic style. Much of his work, especially the landscapes, is strongly reminiscent of that of Cor Noltee. Van Gilst was a real outdoor painter. He really wanted to be inspired by the environment and he preferred to go to a remote place where someone could not appear at any moment and look over his shoulders. Van Gilst preferred to nest on the side of a ditch and paint the fields on the other side, first making them clearly recognizable and detailed on canvas and later letting them fade somewhat during the elaboration. He had a very precise, almost topographical interpretation of the landscape, complete with reeds, haystacks, sheds and stables. With his somewhat downy touch, Van Gilst comes very close to the special atmosphere that is present in the country on windless days, when the sky is veiled.

It is sometimes claimed that M. Ottee is a pseudonym under which Van Gilst worked. This was proven to be incorrect by family members of Marinus Jacobus Ottes (who signed with M. Otter) from Waalwijk, The Netherlands, in 2015.
ARNOUT VAN GILST (1898-1982)
Panthéon, Paris
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€ 875,00