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Dutch Landscape, c. 1875

Leopold Museum,
Oil on wood
82.5×125.9 cm


  • Emil Jakob Schindler

    (Vienna 1842–1892 Sylt)

Unfortunately not on display at the moment
In 1875 Emil Jakob Schindler (1842–1892) and his fellow artist Tina Blau-Lang (1845–1916) traveled to Holland. There, Schindler explored not only the characteristic landscape but also the landscape art of exponents of The Hague School. In his painting Dutch Landscape, created around 1875, Schindler processed the influences derived from this artist’s association in the coloring based on few tones and the emphasis on the wide, cloudy sky. In the background we see one of Schindler’s preferred motifs, a mill, which evokes a pre-industrial harmony between man and nature. Schindler studied at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts under Albert Zimmermann (1809–1888) who was famous for his heroic mountainscapes and encouraged his students to paint en plein air. Schindler made it his central artistic aim to capture constantly changing lighting and weather conditions at varying times of day and seasons in atmospheric renderings.

Object data

  • Emil Jakob Schindler
Dutch Landscape
c. 1875
Art movement
Atmospheric Impressionism
Oil on wood
82.5×125.9 cm
Signed lower right: Schindler
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 2303
Inventory access
Contributed to the Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung in 1994

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Provenance research
Leopold Museum i

Auktion: 20.03.1936, Auktionshaus Albert Kende, Wien, 138. Kunstauktion, Besitz bekannter Wiener Sammler, Los Nr. 253 (Taf. 13); (1)
Dr. Rudolf Leopold, Wien (o.D.);
Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung, Wien (seit 1994)

  1. Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg, Heidelberger historische Bestände – digital, Katalog des Auktionshauses Albert Kende, Wien 19.03.1936, (Abfrage 09.05.2022)

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