Nineteenth century painter Johannes Bosboom is known for his portrayals of church interiors, in which he explored light and volumetric space.
He produced several beautiful cityscapes as well, notably the striking View of the Paris Quay and the Cathedral in Rouen (images above, top, with detail). He was also notable and influential as a landscape watercolorist.
I’m particularly impressed with those oil paintings in which he appears to use a highly textural application of paint, giving the surface a contemporary, painterly feeling. It’s difficult to tell from the available images online how prevalent this is in his work, as it shows best in detail views of certain paintings. You can see it in the Rouen painting, and it is very evident in his painting Interior of the Bakenesserkerk, Haarlem, in the National gallery, London, which I featured in more detail in this Eye Candy post.
A number of his watercolors utilize gouache as well as transparent watercolor, and I also very much like his approach to that medium. Many of his watercolor pieces are location sketches — almost monochromatic, but with touches of other colors and combined with chalk or charcoal.
The best selection of his work I’ve found is on the Rijksmuseum website. (See my post on the new Rijksmuseum website for information on how to download large images. You can also access some of the images on the Memory of the Netherlands project.)