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Anton Pieck artwork • painting • previously for sale Knife-grinder in Amsterdam

Pieck A.F.  | 'Anton' Franciscus Pieck, Knife-grinder in Amsterdam, oil on canvas 25.4 x 35.3 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1928

Anton Pieck

Knife-grinder in Amsterdam
oil on canvas 25.4 x 35.3 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1928

This painting was previously for sale.

Provenance: part. coll. Nederland.
Literature: Anne Hallema, 'Anton Pieck. Catalogus en beschrijving van zijn prenten en schilderijen', 's-Gravenhage 1930, pag. 13, VI. Schilderijen, 21 (met afb.); Antoon Erftemeijer, 'Anton Pieck. Een romantisch tekenmeester', Haarlem 2008, pag. 46, pag. 47, afb. 54 (in kleur).

Anton Pieck is perhaps the most famous draftsman in the Netherlands. He received his first drawing lessons from J.B. Mulders, painter and drawing teacher at the Evening School in Den Helder. He later studied at the Academie van Beeldende Kunsten in The Hague and the Rijksacademie in Amsterdam. Pieck painted and drew - often in a romantic-realistic style - many different subjects, including city and village views, old neighborhoods, travel sketches, still lifes, plants and animals and fairy tale scenes. The latter topic was widely used for book illustrations and calendars. He has collaborated with Theo Goedvriend and Henri van Daalhoff.

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