Cornelis Springer (1817-1891), was a Dutch 19th century landscape
He was a pupil of his father, the carpenter Willem Springer (1778–1857). He was a pupil of Hendrik
Gerrit ten Cate, Kasparus Karsen, and Jacobus van der Stok. He became a member of the Amsterdam
painters collective Felix Meritis and won a gold medal for a painting of a church interior in 1847.
He is known for watercolors, etchings, and drawings, especially of city views and town scenes that
he sketched while traveling around the country. He was awarded the Leopold order of Belgium in
1865, and in 1878 he was invited with Jozef Israëls to advise the Dutch Ministry of Public Affairs
on the plans for the Rijksmuseum.