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Albert Neuhuys (1844-1914)

'Verstoppertje spelen'/Playing hide and seek

signed 'Alb. Neuhuys f' (lower left)

oil on panel, 49,5x38,5 cm

Exhibited:
-Rijswijk, Museum Rijswijk, 'Rondom de Haagse School', 2 June-26 August 2001.

Literature:
-E. Geudeker and R.J. Te Rijdt, 'Meesterwerken van de Haagse School en werken van andere meesters: de collectie van A.H. Bakker', Ommen 2015, p. 132 and ill. no. 66 p. 133.

Provenance:
-Private collection, Scotland.
-With Kunsthandel Kas van der Aa, Noordwijk, by 1992.
-Collection A.H. Bakker, The Hague.

Albert Neuhuys (Utrecht 1844 - Locarno 1914) painted scenes set in the Dutch town Laren such as this one frequently. In a cosy corner of a home, a mother is mending clothes while her two children play together. The space is rather dark, as there would have been no money for a candle. The faint light filtering through the window is skilfully painted to illuminate key sections of the interior. It subtly highlights the faces of the family members, creating a beautiful, cheerful atmosphere. The colours are warm and the scene is suitably muted. Neuhuys painted at least six other versions of this evidently popular subject 'playing hide and seek' in oil and in watercolour. (Source: E. Geudeker and R.J. te Rijdt, ‘Meesterwerken van de Haagse School en werken van andere meesters: de collectie van A.H. Bakker’ [‘Masterpieces from The Hague School and Works by Other Masters: The Collection of A.H. Bakker’], p. 132.)

€ 3.000,00
€ 4.000,00
€ 2.800,00

Hamerprijs: € 2.800

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