Hendrik Jacobus Scholten artwork • painting • previously for sale Putti in a flowergarden
Hendrik Jacobus Scholten
Amsterdam 1824-1907 Heemstede
Putti in a flowergarden
oil on canvas 76.5 x 66.5 cm, signed l.r.
This painting was previously for sale.
H.J. Scholten painted, watercoloured and etched anecdotal genre pieces, interiors with elegant figures and historical scenes. He completed an apprenticeship as a painter in Amsterdam, as a student of the well-known genre and portrait painter P.F. Greive. His interiors with figures strongly remind of those of the 17th-century painter Pieter de Hoogh. Scholten also painted scenes from Dutch history, with an emphasis on the period of the Golden Age. In 1872 he became curator of the Teylers Foundation in Haarlem (the later Teylers Museum).