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Willem Steelink jr. artwork • painting • previously for sale Portrait of Johanna Wijtman, granddaughter of the artist

Willem Steelink jr.

Portrait of Johanna Wijtman, granddaughter of the artist
oil on panel 15.4 x 13.2 cm, signed u.r. with initials

This painting was previously for sale.

Provenance: Herkomst: nalatenschap Viola van Vossen-van Soest (1940-2017), dochter van de geportretteerde.
Literature: Literatuur: R. Louwers, ‘Een kunstenaarsfamilie in beeld’, Collect, zomer 2018, nr. 5, afgebeeld op p. 86

Willem Steelink is considered one of the 'successors' of Hague School painter Anton Mauve, alongside F.P. ter Meulen and H.J. van Weele. Born in Amsterdam and trained by his father in the romantic tradition as a painter of historical scenes, Steelink choose a different path after discovering the heathland of the Gooi region in 1877. In the summers, he and Hein Kever would go to Laren to paint sheep-dotted landscapes that are prized for their beautiful lighting. Eventually Steelink settled in Hilversum, and later in Scherpenzeel and Laren, in order to be closer to his beloved subject matter. There is a flourishing market for his work, also among collectors in Germany, England and Canada.

Willem Steelink jr. | A shepherd with his sheep, watercolour on paper, 28.0 x 41.0 cm, signed l.r.

Willem Steelink jr.

watercolour • drawing • for sale

A shepherd with his sheep

Willem Steelink jr. | Grazing sheep on the heathland, oil on canvas, 33.1 x 48.0 cm, signed l.r.

Willem Steelink jr.

painting • for sale

Grazing sheep on the heathland

Willem Steelink jr. | Villa Borghese, Rome, oil on canvas laid down on panel, 28.2 x 37.2 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1911

Willem Steelink jr.

painting • for sale

Villa Borghese, Rome, 1911

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