Lot 161
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Old Master Paintings, Nineteenth Century & Early Modern Art | 15 December 2020
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Jan Sluijters (1881-1957)

'Staphorst, de weg' / A road in Staphorst

signed and dated 'Jan Sluijters 1916' (upper right)

oil on canvas, 95x107 cm

Exhibited:
-Amsterdam, Larensche Kunsthandel, 'Tentoonstelling Jan Sluijters', February-March 1916, as: 'Staphorst (dorpsweg)'.
-The Hague, Kunstkring Hollando-Belge, 'Jan Sluijters', December 1916, no. 44/45.
-Eindhoven, Van Abbemuseum, 'Jan Sluijters', 24 March-25 April 1938, no. 27.
-Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, 'Jan Sluijters 1881-1941: Eere-tentoonstelling in het Stedelijk Museum', 5 April-11 May 1941, no. 23.
-(possibly) The Hague, Gemeentemuseum, 'Jan Sluijters', December 1941-January 1942, no. 19.
-Groningen, Kunstcentrum Prinsenhof, 'Tentoonstelling Jan Sluijters', 2-24 November 1947, no. 21.
-Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, 'jan Sluijters: la joie de peindre', 17 December 1951-3 February 1952, no. 43, as: 'Staphorst, de weg x'.
-Laren, Singer Museum, 'Jan Sluijters: schilder met verve', 31 January-25 April 1999, no. 64.

Literature:
-P. van Hoeve, 'Jan Sluijters en het impressionisme', in 'Op de Hoogte', 1918, p. 329.
-H. Luns, 'Jan Sluijters', Amsterdam, 1941, ill. no. 11.
-Dominique Colen, Jacqueline de Raad, 'Jan Sluijters: schilder met verve', Zwolle 1999, ill. p. 105, no. 115, as: 'Staphorst de weg'.
-Jacqueline de Raad, 'Jan Sluijters: het geschilderde oeuvre', RKD Monographs 2014, as: 'Staphorst, de weg'.

Provenance:
-Collection Mr. Piet Boendermaker, Bergen.
-Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 1926-1937 (on loan from Piet Boendermaker).
-Groninger Museum, Groningen (on loan).
-With Kunsthandel Gazendam, Groningen.

The picturesque village of Staphorst has intrigued many artists in the nineteenth century, including Lammert van der Tonge, Jo Koster, Dirk Filarski, Stien Eelsingh and Jan Sluijters. While most of these artists were passers-by, Jan Sluijters and his wife sojourned in a small cottage in Staphorst from 1915 until 1916. During his stay, Sluijters experimented with a new style of painting, he significantly darkened his palette and his brushstrokes grew broader and heavier. In this present lot, the Dutch artist depicts a winding street of the green village of Staphorst, an upcoming farm wagon and two barely noticeable figures walking in the background. His palette is complex, dominated by green and darker tones with strokes of red coming from the bright lights of the farm wagon and blue of the houses’ fences. This painting is a great example of Jan Sluijters’s Staphorst period, considered to be among his most expressionistic works.

Voor deze kunstenaar is volgrecht van toepassing.

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€ 30.000,00
€ 38.000,00

Hamerprijs: € 38.000

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