Cornelis Springer was born in Amsterdam 1817, he died in
Hilversum 1891. Student at the Amsterdam Art School,
pupil of G. ten Cate and K. Karsen.
Cornelis Springer lived and worked in Amsterdam, Brussels
and Germany. He painted with extreme precicion situations
in towns and villages with ashtonishing sunlight effects.
He obtained a gold medal for a church interior in 1847 and
in 1865 he was honoured with the Leopoldsorde of Belgium.
In 1878 Cornelis Springer was invited by the gouvernment
to give his opinion about the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam
that was to be constructed.
Works by C. Springer in numerous museums in The Netherlands