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Henk Melgers artwork • watercolour • drawing • for saleThe Amsterdam Bos (Wood)

Melgers H.J.  | Hendrik Johan 'Henk' Melgers | Watercolours and drawings offered for sale | The Amsterdam Bos (Wood), gouache on paper 45.7 x 55.8 cm, signed l.l.

Henk Melgers

The Amsterdam Bos (Wood)
gouache on paper 45.7 x 55.8 cm, signed l.l.

This work on paper is for sale.

Price: 6,000

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Provenance: Dienst voor 's Rijks Verspreide Kunstvoorwerpen, Den Haag (nu: Instituut Collectie Nederland, Amsterdam), 1960, SZ 14390, inv./ 5249.
Literature: Carole Denninger, 'Amsterdam – 365 stadsgezichten’, Bussum 2008, nr. 132 (met afb. in kleur).

The Groningen Expressionist Henk Melgers trained at the Minerva Academy of Art and became a member of De Ploeg in 1926. The landscapes and portraits of his early Ploeg years are characterised by divisionism: he built up his compositions from brushstrokes placed next to each other. With regard to colour and form, these are close to the work of his fellow Ploeg members. After his move to Zeegse in north Drenthe in 1927 his subject matter changed to farm landscapes with figures and scenes of an anecdotal nature. His style became increasingly more impressionist realism. After 1933 he lived for a time in Amsterdam.

Henk Melgers | A farmer's wedding couple, gouache on paper, 41.0 x 54.5 cm, signed l.r.

Henk Melgers

watercolour • drawing • for sale

A farmer's wedding couple

Henk Melgers | Circus couple, gouache on paper, 50.0 x 40.5 cm, signed l.l.

Henk Melgers

watercolour • drawing • for sale

Circus couple

Henk Melgers | Drinking peasants, Drenthe, oil on canvas, 68.3 x 74.6 cm, signed l.l. and on the reverse and painted ca. 1928

Henk Melgers

painting • for sale

Drinking peasants, Drenthe, ca. 1928

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