Sale: 490 / Art of the 19th Century, Nov. 22. 2019 in Munich Lot 31

 
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Adrianus Eversen
Achter de Westerkerk in Enkhuizen, Wohl ca. 1880.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 6,000 / $ 6,600
Sold:
€ 6,875 / $ 7.562

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Achter de Westerkerk in Enkhuizen. Wohl ca. 1880.
Oil on canvas.
Overduin 56-2. Signed in lower right. 56.2 x 46.5 cm (22.1 x 18.3 in).

We are grateful to Mr. Pieter Overduin for his kind support in cataloging this lot.

PROVENANCE: Douwes Fine Art, Amsterdam/ London.
Galerie Cohnen, Mönchengladbach.
Kunsthaus Bühler, Stuttgart.
Private collection Rhineland.

Essay
The Dutch architecture painter Adrianus Eversen gained fame for his meticulously executed townscapes characterized by an atmospheric lighting and a unique staffage. Unlike his teacher, the architecture and veduta painter Cornelius Springer, Eversen followed a more romantic ideal with his cityscapes: Inspired by the narrow alleys of Dutch towns with their brick buildings and old churches, Eversen did not render a lifelike reproduction of a specific place, but tried to create a typical impression composed of various elements. The work offered here shows a part of the Westerkerk in Enkhuizen. Eversen made several depictions of this secluded corner, at different times of the year, with varying staffage and in several techniques (cf. Overduin 52-5, 28-1, 57-6, Winter 44-2, Aquarell 24-12). These means allowed Eversen to reinterpret his favorite theme - the Dutch town - over and over again. [FS]
31
Adrianus Eversen
Achter de Westerkerk in Enkhuizen, Wohl ca. 1880.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 6,000 / $ 6,600
Sold:
€ 6,875 / $ 7.562

(incl. 25% surcharge)