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Willem Carel Nakken artwork • painting • previously for sale Forest landscape, Saint-Gatien, Calvados

Nakken W.K.  | Willem Karel 'W.C.' Nakken, Forest landscape, Saint-Gatien, Calvados, oil on canvas 84.2 x 130.3 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1873

Willem Carel Nakken

Forest landscape, Saint-Gatien, Calvados
oil on canvas 84.2 x 130.3 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1873

This painting was previously for sale.

Provenance: part. coll. Wageningen, 1899; veiling Van Marle & De Sille, Rotterdam, 12 okt. 1926, lotnr. 85 (met afb.); veiling Van Marle & Bignell, Den Haag, 8 okt. 1946, lotnr. 64 (met afb.).
Literature: P.A. Haaxman jr, ‘W.C. Nakken’, 'Het Schildersboek', Amsterdam 1899, pag. 236 (vergelijk afb. pag. 235)
Exhibited: Amsterdam, Arti et Amicitiae, 'Tentoonstelling van Kunstwerken van Levende Meesters', 1873, 174

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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