Willy Martens artwork • watercolour • drawing • previously for sale Feeding the goat
Semarang (Nederlands-Indië) 1856-1927 Den Haag
Feeding the goat
watercolour and gouache on paper 51.0 x 34.0 cm, signed l.r.
This work on paper was previously for sale.
Provenance: coll. Allan C. Black, Toronto, Canada.
Literature: Nelly de Zwaan, 'Nederland uit de kunst: 365 dagen kijken en lezen', Warnsveld 2005, 11 juli (met afb. in kleur).
Exhibited: IJsselstein, Stadsmuseum IJsselstein, 'Charmante zomers', 29 mei-22 aug. 2004.
Willy Martens was educated at the Amsterdam National Academy under the tutelage of August Allebé and B. Wijnveld. His works include genre paintings, portraits and landscapes in painted, drawn and lithograph form, as well as peasant interiors and outdoor peasant family scenes in the style of the Laren School. Martens was director of the H.W. Mesdag national museum in The Hague until 1924, as well as member and chairman of Pulchri Studio, a Hague-based artists’ society. He was also a member of Arti et Amicitiae in Amsterdam.
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