Nicolaas van der Waay artwork • watercolour • drawing • previously for sale The ballerina
Nicolaas van der Waay
black chalk on paper 54.7 x 42.5 cm, signed l.l.
This work on paper was previously for sale.
The name Nicolaas van der Waay is inextricably linked to the city of Amsterdam and the Rijksacademie there. He had been a teacher for over 30 years and together with August Allebé he took care of the painting class. In addition, he was a valued portraitist and painter of urban life. Van der Waay was not an innovator, but a sensitive impressionist, good at portraying a mood and capturing what fascinated him: cafe and theater scenes, urban images and sophisticated performances, often with women in the leading role.