Cornelis Christiaan Dommelshuizen (‘Dommersen’)
Dutch, Utrecht 1842 – 1928 The Hague
Christiaan Dommelshuizen painted as many cityscapes as seascapes in the tradition of the Dutch Romantic School. Nevertheless he is often charaterised as a marine painter. Perhaps this was related to the growing demand for seascapes in the United Kingdom, where the artist lived for many years. Also back in The Netherlands, his paintings of the fleet parades on Hollandsch Diep, the Zuiderzee and of the Royal family visiting the towns of Hoek van Holland, Den Helder, Vlissingen and the capital Amsterdam, were considered to be of great historic value. Queen Wilhelmina added several paintings by Dommelshuizen to her collection.