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Artist:     Heinrich Hermanns (German 1862 - 1942)
Title:     Amsterdam canal with market women on the quay
Item ID   5179
Price:     3500.00 €


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Evening view of the Amstrdam canal (in Dutch: Gracht) with market women on the quay was executed c. 1900 by good listed German artist Heinrich Hermanns ( 1862 - 1942), good listed lithographer and landscape, vedute and architectural painter of the Duesseldorf School.

From 1883 to 1893 he studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, where he studied students of Eugen Dücker (1886/1887), Heinrich Lauenstein, Georg Heinrich Crola and Johann Peter Theodor Janssen was. In 1888/, he was granted the status of master student of Dücker in 1889. In 1889, Hermann´s – founded the "Lucas Club –," an advanced link between Landscape painters who sought to combine suggestions of the Hague School and the School of Barbizon with the achievements of Impressionism. In 1891, the "Lucas Club" was subordinated to the newly founded Free Association of Düsseldorf Artists, of which, however, in 1899 the "St. Lukas Club" (founded by Hermanns, Jernberg, Liesegang, August Deusser, Otto Heichert, Arthur Kampf, Gustav Wendling) and the " Ungroup from 1899. "

Hermanns undertook longer study trips to Italy (Upper Italy, especially Lake Garda, Naples and Sicily), France, Spain and the Netherlands (especially Amsterdam and other cities in Holland). In later work, he turned increasingly to architectural painting (cityscapes and interiors), often using the watercolor and seeking not so much to reproduce the architectural details as more the moods of light and atmosphere. Until the 1930s, Hermanns exhibited at major German art exhibitions (Munich Glass Palace 1889, 1891; Great Berlin Art Exhibition 1893 – 1918; Dusseldorf-Munich Art Exhibition, Düsseldorf Palace of Art 1932.

Literature: Hans Paffrath (ed.): Lexicon of the Düsseldorf School of Painting 1819 – 1918, Bruckmann, Munich 1998; Hans Vollmer : Artist´s lexicon. Volume 2, E. A. Seemann Verlag, Leipzig 1955.

Inscription: signed lower middle.

Technique: oil on canvas, original frame.

Measurements: unframed w 24" x h 16 7/8" 61 x 43 cm), framed w 31 1/2" x h 24 1/3" (80 x 62 cm).

Condition: very good original condition.

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