Sipke Kool artwork • painting • previously for sale A hospitable welcome
Leeuwarden 1836-1902 Blaricum
A hospitable welcome
oil on canvas 59.0 x 79.7 cm, signed l.r. and verso
This painting was previously for sale.
Sipke Kool lived in Leeuwarden until the age of 20, when he moved to The Hague to train under the Frisian history and genre painter Christoffel Bisschop. Kool specialised in paintings of Frisian peasant interiors and, like his teacher, had a preference for decorative compositions and small, carefully arranged still lifes. He also painted Biblical scenes and Italian landscapes. From 1896 he lived in Blaricum.