Jan Altink artwork • watercolour • drawing • previously for sale A portrait of Mrs Georges Duhamel reciting a poem
A portrait of Mrs Georges Duhamel reciting a poem
ink and watercolour on paper 54.6 x 43.3 cm, signed l.r. and dated '24
This work on paper was previously for sale.
Jan Altink was a member of the Groningen painters’ circle De Ploeg. However, he distinguished himself from fellow members by much preferring to work outdoors. He is best known for his landscapes and local village scenes, along with city views and the occasional portrait and still life. At first his palette was limited to mainly grey and green tones, but after 1924 came his Expressionist period when he recorded reality in strong, vivid colours and simplified forms in wax paint.