Hitch of Bulls on the Road

…by the famous artist Johann Jongkind

painting by the famous artist Johann Jongkind

Painted in 1889 by the famous Dutch artist Johann Jongkind (1818-1891), this landscape watercolor painting depicts two farmers talking over a pasture fence while a pair of hitched bulls stand between them. The painting was done with watercolors, gouache and charcoal on paper. Jongkind often “drew” sketches in watercolors to later be recreated in oils. I couldn’t find any reference to this watercolor becoming a full oil painting but like many of Jongkind’s watercolor sketches and oil paintings, this one shows his great fascination with natural light and how it played on the natural landscape.

To learn more about the artists, his life and view other selected works, please visit Biography of Johann Jongkind.