Charles Leickert artwork • watercolour • drawing • previously for sale Skaters on a frozen river by a tower
Brussel 1816-1907 Mainz (Duitsland)
Skaters on a frozen river by a tower
watercolour on paper 30.8 x 48.8 cm, signed l.r.
This work on paper was previously for sale.
Charles Leickert was a pupil of W.J.J. Nuijen for a short time and, from 1839, of Andreas Schelfhout. It was the latter artist in particular who had a dominant influence on his work. Leickert painted exquisite Dutch ice scenes, summer landscapes and river views in which he incorporated all kinds of motifs from his sketchbooks. After 1845 he also painted beach scenes and cityscapes. The appeal of his paintings owes much to the splendid lighting effects and highly narrative detail.