PIETER CORNELIS DOMMERSON (DUTCH)
(1843 - 1908), Dutch
Awaiting the Tide, 1881
Oil on board
Exhibited at Royal Academy between 1865 to 1878; and The British Institution. Letter attached (see below).åÊ
There is a letter on the back of this painting from the Met that states that Dommersen exhibited his pieces at the Royal Academy, Suffolk Street and the British Institution. In a note below the typed letter is a hand written note that describes Dommersen's relationship with Whistler; they were roommates while living in Holland.
Pieter Cornelis Dommersen, born as Dommershuisen, was a Dutch painter and watercolourist. He is also known as Pieter Cornelis Dommershuijzen and signed his work as P.C. Dommersen, or P.C.Dommershuisen and also P.C. Dommershuizen.
Dommerson was born iin the city of Utrecht as Pieter Cornelis Dommershuisen, illegitimate son of Cornelia Dommershuisen. He was the elder brother of the painter Cornelis Christiaan Dommersen, also an illegitimately born child. Pieter Cornelis moved from the Netherlands to England in around 1855. His son William Raymond Dommersen (Dommerson) (1859-1927) also became a fine art artist in England, all three Dommersens painting the same genre of paintings.
Dommersen specialized in sea, river and landscapes.
His works were exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1865 and 1878. He also exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artist, the Suffolk Street Galleries and the British Institution.
Works of Dommersen are present in many museums in both the Netherlands as well the United Kingdom.