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Bernard Blommers artwork • painting • previously for saleThe young navigators

Bernard Blommers

The young navigators
oil on canvas 67.0 x 103.3 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1875

This framed painting was previously for sale.

Provenance: coll. Andrew T. Reid, Auchterarder, Schotland (mogelijk geërfd van zijn vader James Reid); veiling Christie's, Londen, 27 maart 1942, lotnr. 64; veiling Thomas Love & Sons, Perth, Schotland, 1979; veiling Christie, Manson & Woods Ltd., Amsterdam (in Singer Museum, Laren), 2 april 1979, lotnr. 351 (met afb.); part. bezit Groot-Brittannië.
Literature: 'The Collection of Pictures formed by Andrew T. Reid of Auchterarder', Glasgow 1933, nr. 88 (met afb.); Arend-Jan Sleijster, 'Willy Sluiter en de Kunstvereeniging Katwijk 1908-1910', Katwijk 2008, pag. 57, afb. 51 (in kleur); Pim Jungerius en Hanneke van den Ancker, 'Het kustlandschap op schilderijen uit de 19de en vroeg 20ste eeuw', 'Duin' 4 (2015), afb. in kleur pag. 9; André Groeneveld e.a., 'B.J. Blommers (1845-1914). De zonnige Haagse School', Katwijk 2016, afb. in kleur pag. 86-87.
Exhibited: Katwijk, Katwijks Museum, 'Willy Sluiter en de Kunstvereeniging Katwijk 1908-1910', 14 okt. 2008-17 jan. 2009; Katwijk, Katwijks Museum, 'B.J. Blommers (1845-1914). De zonnige Haagse School', 12 juli-12 nov. 2016.

B.J. Blommers's paintings and watercolours immortalise the homely existence of farmers and of the fishermen in Katwijk aan Zee and Scheveningen. Jozef Israëls was a major influence on his work, but whereas Israëls tended to emphasise the miserable conditions in which these classes lived, Blommers preferred to focus on the joys of family life. His interiors radiate contentment and good cheer. Blommers enjoyed immense popularity in his own day, especially abroad.


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Bernard Blommers

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A fisherman's wife on a bench

Bernard Blommers | By the fireplace, watercolour on paper, 35.6 x 50.0 cm, signed l.r.

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Bernard Blommers | Domestic bless, Heeze, North-Brabant, watercolour on paper, 34.7 x 49.9 cm, signed l.r.

Bernard Blommers

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Bernard Blommers | Farmers family around the table, watercolour on paper, 37.6 x 54.3 cm, signed l.r.

Bernard Blommers

watercolour • drawing • for sale

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Bernard Blommers | Farmers thrashing, oil on canvas, 69.8 x 91.2 cm, signed l.r.

Bernard Blommers

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Bernard Blommers | Playing on the beach, oil on canvas, 64.4 x 100.6 cm, signed l.l.

Bernard Blommers

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Playing on the beach

Bernard Blommers | Shell fisher with his children on the beach, oil on canvas, 28.3 x 42.0 cm, signed l.r.

Bernard Blommers

painting • for sale

Shell fisher with his children on the beach

Bernard Blommers | Strawberries with whipped cream and a Rhine wine glass, oil on canvas, 28.8 x 40.0 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1880

Bernard Blommers

painting • for sale

Strawberries with whipped cream and a Rhine wine glass, ca. 1880

Bernard Blommers | The young navigators, oil on canvas, 67.0 x 103.3 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1875

Bernard Blommers

painting • for sale

The young navigators, ca. 1875


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