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Willem Carel Nakken artwork • painting • previously for sale Donkies

Nakken W.K.  | Willem Karel 'W.C.' Nakken, Donkies, oil on canvas 45.9 x 68.2 cm, signed l.r. and dated '71

Willem Carel Nakken

oil on canvas 45.9 x 68.2 cm, signed l.r. and dated '71

This painting was previously for sale.

Provenance: Vicars Brothers, Londen; Mellors Fine Arts, Toronto, Canada; part. bezit Canada.
Literature: Afgebeeld in The Dutch Art Diary 2004; Nelly de Zwaan, 'Nederland uit de kunst: 365 dagen kijken en lezen', Warnsveld 2005, 25 aug. (met afb. in kleur).

Willem Carel Nakken was a painter of sun drenched landscapes and farmsteads, often with horses as staffage. Having first worked in and around The Hague, Oosterbeek and Limburg, from 1867 on, several study trips to Normandy provided him with subject matter for his paintings. The handsome, thickset horses he painted earned him a reputation as equestrian artist. He was often commissioned to paint portraits of horses and sometimes also of dogs, prized bulls and cattle.

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