Oil/wood, 24,5 x 18 cm, lo. le. sign. Louis Apol. - Provenance: Private collection Hamburg. - Dutch painter, one of the main exponents of the Hague school. A. studied at the Hague academy under J. Hoppenbrouwers and P. Stortenbeker. In 1880 he joined an expedition to Svalbard to study the effects of ice and snow. His winterly landscapes in which human figures usually play a minor role made him very successful. Mus.: Amsterdam (Rijksmus.), The Hague, Haarlem, Dordrecht a. others. Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Vollmer, Bénézit, Scheen a. others.