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Johannes Franciscus Spohler artwork • painting • previously for saleThe Bartolottihuis in Amsterdam (Herengracht 170-172)

Spohler J.F.  | Johannes Franciscus Spohler, The  Bartolottihuis in Amsterdam (Herengracht 170-172), oil on canvas 35.5 x 44.5 cm, signed l.r. and painted 1879

Johannes Franciscus Spohler

The Bartolottihuis in Amsterdam (Herengracht 170-172)
oil on canvas 35.5 x 44.5 cm, signed l.r. and painted 1879

This framed painting was previously for sale.

Provenance: veiling De Zon, Amsterdam, mei 1942; Kunsthandel H.A. van Kuik, Amsterdam; coll. B. de Geus van den Heuvel, Nieuwersluis; veiling S.J. Mak van Waay, Amsterdam, 'Verzameling B. de Geus van den Heuvel', 26 april 1976, lotnr. 179 (met afb.); Simonis & Buunk Kunsthandel, Ede, 1994; part. coll. Nederland, 1996-2005.
Literature: Carole Denninger, 'Amsterdam – 365 stadsgezichten’, Bussum 2008, nr. 76 (met afb. in kleur).

His father, Jan Jacob Spohler, died when Johannes Franciscus was only thirteen-years old, so it is likely he, unlike his sixteen-year older brother Jan Jacob Coenraad, never had lessons from him. This absence of a paternal painting influence is possibly why Johannes Franciscus chose a different genre to that of his father and brother. He concentrated on painting historicist city and village scenes with figures instead of summer landscapes and winter scenes. His oeuvre was inspired by that of the grand master in the field, Cornelis Springer, with his depictions of narrow streets of Old-Dutch houses, populated with all kinds of people busily engaged in all kinds of activity.


Johannes Franciscus Spohler | A sunlit Dutch street, oil on panel, 18.9 x 14.9 cm, signed l.r.

Johannes Franciscus Spohler

painting • for sale

A sunlit Dutch street

Johannes Franciscus Spohler | The Old City Hall of The Hague on the Groenmarkt, oil on panel, 40.0 x 32.9 cm, signed l.r.

Johannes Franciscus Spohler

painting • for sale

The Old City Hall of The Hague on the Groenmarkt


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