The Book of Threes

Jacob Maris (1837 – 1899)

The Rijks Museum has a notable collection, including Arrival of the Boats. Other works are The Bridge (Frick Coll., New York City) and Canal in Holland (Metropolitan Mus.). Matthew or Matthijs Maris, 1839–1917, genre and landscape painter and etcher, worked with his brother Jacob and in 1877 settled in London. He developed a vein of mysticism in his later work, shown in such paintings as Reverie (Metropolitan Mus.) and Memory of Amsterdam (Rijks Mus.). William or Willem Maris, 1844–1910, achieved an early reputation for his bright landscapes, usually with cattle. The Rijks Museum has several, including Cows beside a Ditch.

Dutch landscape painter who, with his brothers Matthijs and Willem, formed The Hague school of painting.

"Dutch Interior, Mother and Child", attributed to Jacob Maris (1837 – 1899)

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