The painting you see here is an aquarel from the hand of Hans Breeman. Hans is a maritime artist and also one of the 50 regular volunteers of the National Dutch Towage Museum in Maassluis.
The subject of this scene is related to the activities of KOTUG, one of the dominant towage companies in Rotterdam.
This aquarel shows the homecoming in the Rotterdam harbour on August 4th, 2008, after many years of absence of the old flagship of the famous Holland America Line, the ss. Rotterdam, towed from Hamburg by KOTUG tugboats.
Hans Breeman made this painting for the special occasion of the KOTUG exhibition in the National Dutch Towage Museum in Maassluis.
If you happen to be in the neighbourhood, please stop by to join this event from November 22nd 2014 till June 7th, 2015. The museum is open to the public from Tuesday till Sundays, opening hours from 13.30 till 16.30 h.
You will find the museum in the center of the town of Maassluis, address: Hoogstraat 1-3.
The website of Hans Breeman is www.hansbreeman.nl.