Floris Arntzenius artwork • watercolour • drawing • previously for saleSweet-William in a vase
Soerabaja (Nederlands-Indië) 1864-1925 Den Haag
Sweet-William in a vase
watercolour on paper 45.6 x 40.2 cm, signed l.r. and on the reverse and painted ca. 1920
This work on paper was previously for sale.
Floris Arntzenius trained at the Rijksacademie, Amsterdam, along with Isaac Israels, Willem Witsen and G.H. Breitner, whose impressionist style of painting he hugely admired. After a further year’s study at the art academy in Antwerp, the painter concentrated on painting landscapes and city scenes. He only gained real success with his work when he moved to The Hague and began painting spontaneous impressions of the city’s bustling life, preferably in misty or rainy conditions. He painted landscapes, beaches with figures and portraits as well.