Mari ten Kate artwork • watercolour • drawing • for sale Playing with the kittens
Mari ten Kate
Den Haag 1831-1910 Driebergen
Playing with the kittens
watercolour on paper 17.2 x 24.9 cm, signed l.r.
This work on paper is for sale.
Price: € 3,750
Mari ten Kate was a pupil of his brother, the genre painter H.F.C. ten Kate. He specialised in paintings with figures in them, 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.