Mari ten Kate artwork • painting • previously for sale A hen and chicks in the farmyard
Mari ten Kate
Den Haag 1831-1910 Driebergen
A hen and chicks in the farmyard
oil on panel 15.5 x 19.7 cm, signed l.r.
This painting was previously for sale.
Mari ten Kate was a pupil of his brother, the genre painter H.F.C. ten Kate. He specialised in paintings with figures, often featuring children playing. As a true-born romantic, Ten Kate idealised their natural artlessness and virtue, as well as the simple existence of peasants and fishermen. His charming scenes were often far removed from 19th century reality, when such groups in society invariable led a hard and miserable existence.