Hobbe Smith artwork • watercolour • drawing • previously for sale A barge in choppy waters on the Zuiderzee
Witmarsum 1862-1942 Amsterdam
A barge in choppy waters on the Zuiderzee
watercolour and gouache on paper 30.1 x 22.9 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1916
This work on paper was previously for sale.
Hobbe Smith was an all-round impressionist who worked on a lithography in Amsterdam when his drawing talent was discovered. Thanks to a wealthy patron and a scolarship of Queen Wilhelmina he received an education at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam and thereafter at the Tekenacademie in Antwerp, where he was taught by the painter Charles Verlat. Smith’s oeuvre is very diverse and he has shown to be adequate in painting landscapes, townscapes, ships, nudes and still lifes.