Charles Leickert (1816 – 1907) first learned painting in The Hague under the supervision of landscape painters Bartholomeus van Hove, Wijnand Nuijen, and Andreas Schelfhout. Leickert specialized in winter scenes, sometimes romanticising the sky in pale blues and bright pinks. He painted almost all of his works in the Netherlands


It was Andreas Schelfhout in particular who had a dominant influence on his work. Leickert painted exquisite Dutch ice scenes, summer landscapes , beach scenes and river views. The appeal of his paintings owes much to the splendid play of light and highly narrative detail.