Frans Helfferrich artwork • painting • previously for sale Festivities on the Promenade of Scheveningen
Den Haag 1871-1941
Festivities on the Promenade of Scheveningen
oil on canvas 35.5 x 60.0 cm, signed l.r.
This painting was previously for sale.
Literature: Sarah de Clercq, Mayken Jonkman e.a., 'Scheveningen, Schilderku(n)st van Haagse School tot heden', Scheveningen 2000, pag. 86 (met afb.).
Exhibited: Scheveningen, Museum Scheveningen, 'Schilderku(n)st in Scheveningen', mei-aug 2000.
Frans Helfferich lived and worked most of his life in The Hague. There he followed a course at the Hague academy and he developed into a painter of landscapes along the lines of the Hague School. Striking are his smooth-impressionistic representations of modern city life in the court city, so much more 'frivolous' and different in atmosphere than the city portraits of his six-year-older townsman Floris Arntzenius.
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