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Gerke Henkes artwork • watercolour • drawing • for sale Five o'clock tea

Gerke Henkes

Five o'clock tea
watercolour on paper 50.0 x 57.5 cm, signed l.l.

This work on paper is for sale.

Price: € 5,200

Literature: Femke Overdijk, 'Gerke Henkes. Een stil geluk, het Hollandse interieurstuk in de 19e eeuw', 2019, pag. 20 afb. in kleur.
Exhibited: Museum Swaensteyn, Voorburg, 'Gerke Henkes. Een stil geluk, het Hollandse interieurstuk in de 19e eeuw', 16 maart-9 juni 2019.

Gerke Henkes, known painter of figures, interiors and genre scenes, came from a family of distillers (Henkes jenever). He started his working life as a notary clerk. When he made sketches of almost all visitors that showed his keen observation skills, he was allowed to study at the academy in Antwerp. Then he visited Germany and Paris. In 1869 the painter settled in The Hague, where he was included in the circles around Pulchri. Henkes was an internationally known and appreciated artist in his day, who regularly exhibited his work in Munich, Paris and Berlin around 1900.


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