Harm Kamerlingh Onnes artwork • watercolour • drawing • previously for sale A cup of tea
Harm Kamerlingh Onnes
Zoeterwoude 1893-1985 Leiden
A cup of tea
felt-tip pen, ballpoint and watercolour on paper 18.5 x 14.1 cm, signed l.r. with monogram and dated '73
This work on paper was previously for sale.
Harm Kamerlingh Onnes grew up in an artistic family. He first had painting lessons from his father and then attended the Leidse Teekenacademie. His style is completely personal and original and his city views and everyday representations can best be characterised as 20th century genre pieces. They are painted with humour in bold, vivid colours and were usually quite small in size. The painter found his subject matter around where he lived in The Hague, Delft and Voorschoten. He also painted domestic scenes in Midsland on Terschelling, where 'Huize Marijke', the family home, was situated.