The work of the Gooi painter Nico van Rijn initially showed a strong affinity with the Impressionism of the Hague School. That changed in 1914 when he moved to the Gooi. There the artist came into contact with luminists and post-impressionists such as Ferdinand Hart Nibbrig, William Singer and Co Breman, in whose work the representation of color and light played the leading role. Van Rijn captured the reality of landscape and still life in colorful, turbulent brushstrokes and fierce spots and stripes. The Blaricum collector Sal Slijper had various works by this artist in his collection.