Cornelis Vreedenburgh artwork • watercolour • drawing • previously for sale The river Amstel, Amsterdam
Woerden 1880-1946 Laren (N.H.)
The river Amstel, Amsterdam
watercolour on paper 35.5 x 46.0 cm, signed l.r.
This work on paper was previously for sale.
Cornelis Vreedenburgh was largely self-taught. Initially a house painter by trade, he drew and painted only in his spare time until a royal grant enabled him to devote himself entirely to his art in 1904. W.B. Tholen was a trusted adviser and often took Vreedenburgh sailing on the Kaag and Loosdrecht lakes. His rich palette and ability to render the light and atmospheric effects of the Dutch landscape immediately made his pictures of pastures and watery scenes immensely popular. In 1917 Vreedenburgh settled in Laren, where he produced many views of Amsterdam.