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Jan Wittenberg artwork • watercolour • drawing • previously for sale A young blackbird

Wittenberg J.H.W.  | 'Jan' Hendrik Willem Wittenberg, A young blackbird, watercolour on paper 13.3 x 18.3 cm, signed u.r. and dated 1930

Jan Wittenberg

A young blackbird
watercolour on paper 13.3 x 18.3 cm, signed u.r. and dated 1930

This work on paper was previously for sale.

Exhibited: vgl.: tent.cat. Ede, Cultureel Centrum 'de reehorst', 'Jan Wittenberg', afb. 30 (versie in olieverf, getiteld 'Jonge lijster').

Wittenberg was a pupil of Floris Arntzenius and attended The Hague Academy of Art. In the nineteen twenties and thirties he made finely painted, restrained still lifes, heads of children and animals plus the occasional landscape. His still lifes comprise simple everyday objects, mainly seen from above and placed against a bluish black or grimy white background. In its simplicity and execution, the work is very similar to that of Jan Mankes. Wittenberg also made many prints and woodcuts. His painted work is very rare.


Jan Wittenberg | Flower still life, oil on canvas, 29.8 x 24.0 cm, signed u.r. and painted ca. 1940

Jan Wittenberg

painting • for sale

Flower still life, ca. 1940


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