Morgenstjerne Munthe artwork • painting • previously for sale Shell fischerman on the beach
Düsseldorf (Duitsland) 1875-1927 Leiden
Shell fischerman on the beach
oil on panel 35.9 x 26.4 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1915
This painting was previously for sale.
Originally from Norway, Gerhard Munthe was educated at the art academy in Düsseldorf, where he became interested in painting beach scenes. In 1901 he settled in the fishing village of Katwijk, popular with painters of that time. Katwijk was one of the last fishing villages on the Dutch coast where fishing was still done from the beach. The move brought him close to the sea and the beach, which provided a lot of inspiration for his paintings. Gerhard added the poetic Norwegian word 'Morgenstjerne' (Morningstar) to his name early on to distinguish himself from his uncle and namesake Gerhard Peter Frantz Wilhelm Munthe, a well-known landscape painter at the time.