ADRIANUS EVERSEN ( 1818-1897 )
A BUSY DUTCH STREET SCENE
Adrianus Eversen was a Dutch painter. Adrianus Eversen portrayed the typical 19th century Dutch atmosphere in his work. As a member of Arti et Amicitiae he belonged to the society of elite artists of his time.
Adrianus Eversen was the most gifted pupil of the townscape painter Cornelis Springer. From his master he took over the build-up of composition, treatment of detail and warm colour palette. However in his choice of subjects, Eversen allowed himself more freedom. He painted mostly imaginary cityscapes, consisting of existing and invented fragments, unlike the more faithful representations of Springer. The everyday life of people, Dutch architecture, and the illuminating effect of sunlight played a major role in his work.