Painting Lot A-81025
Emma Fraissinet (1905– 1984)
The ruin of Bredero
Oil on panel, 30 x 40 cm
The name of this painting is ‘Ruin of Brederode’. In this painting, the castle and surroundings Brederode (located in North-Holland) are depicted. The castle Brederode was constructed in the second half of the 13th century and thanks to its name by its owner Willem I Bredero. This painting is signed on the bottom left side by ‘E. Fraissinet naar Schefhout’, which means in the style of Schelfthout (a famous Dutch painter). The frame of this painting is a gold painted the 19th-century frame.
Emma Fraissinet was one of the few Dutch female painters. She painted mostly landscapes. She mainly worked in Amsterdam, and in the summer mostly in Hilversum. Emma Fraissinet is included in the National Art History Documentation Centre (RKD) in The Hague, Netherlands, and she is mentioned in the ‘Lexicon Dutch Visual Artists 1969 – 1970’ and version ‘1981’ of Pieter A. Scheen.