Description: GOUWE, Adriaan Herman (Dutch 1875 - 1965). Ploegende paarden [Horses ploughing]. Oil on canvas, signed 'A.H. Gouwe' (lower left); framed. Stable craquelure in places, surface grime, occasional traces of golden paint and newspaper ink at the edges.
Dimensions: Image size 35 x 68.5 cm., frame size 53 x 86.5 cm.
Artist or Maker: GOUWE, Adriaan Herman (Dutch 1875 - 1965).
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Prior to his departure to Tahiti in 1927, Adriaan Herman Gouwe used to spend his summers in Zuid Limburg, the south of Holland. Inspired by local landscape, he often painted scenes with horses and farmers ploughing - scenes lit by bright sunlight and filled with vivid colours.