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Jan Mankes artwork • painting • for sale Vanitas still life

Jan Mankes

Vanitas still life
oil on canvas laid down on board 26.7 x 40.6 cm, signed l.l. with monogram and te dateren 1917

This painting is for sale.

Price: € 30,000

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    Literature: A. Ottevanger, 'Jan Mankes 1889-1920', Zwolle 2007, pag. 204, Sch 183 (met afb. in kleur). Compare the present lot to a drawing by Jan Mankes with the same composition in the collection of Museum More in Gorssel. The present lot is registered in the image database of the RKD in The Hague, no. 120757, as: 'Jan Mankes'.

    Jan Mankes, who died of tuberculosis at a young age, was a solitary individual in Dutch art. In 1903 he began working as an apprentice at a Delft stained-glass atelier but in 1908 chose to be a full-time artist instead. He withdrew to his parental home in the Friesian countryside, where he created small, finely painted works of landscapes, people, animals and flowers. His work is characterised by an immense restraint and stillness. It has a dreamlike quality, is vaguely symbolic and, above all, delicate.

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    prints & multiples • for sale

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