Anonymous sale, Mak van Waay, Amsterdam, 21 December 1943, lot 316;
Kunsthandel Gebroeders Douwes, Amsterdam;
Private collection, The Netherlands
Johan Poort, Hendrik Willem Mesdag 1831-1915; Oeuvrecatalogus, Wassenaar 1989, p. 258, inv.no. 1898.10, ill., as: Het uitvaren der Scheveningsche loggers
Groningen, The Netherlands
The Hague, The Netherlands
Hendrik Willem Mesdag was born on February 23rd in Groningen, The Netherlands. He began his career as a banker in his father's office and took drawing lessons in his spare time. Married to Sientje van Houten (1834-1900), he gave up his work at the bank to paint professionally. They went to Brussels in 1866, where Mesdag was trained by the famous Dutch Hague School painter Willem Roelofs . . .