Jacob Jan Coenraad Spohler (Dutch, 1827–1923) River Scene Oil on canvas, 26 × 36 1/2 inches
Signed at lower left: “J J C Spohler”
The second generation of a family of Amsterdam artists, Jacob
Jan Coenraad Spohler and his brother Johannes Franciscus Spohler (1853–1894) were
trained by their father, Jan Jacob Spohler (1811–1866). Like most Dutch landscapes,
their town and country views, including this painting, usually feature bodies
of water and people engaged in everyday activities.