Painting Lot A-81009
Hendrik (Henri) Heyligers (1877 – 1967)
Mother and child on the beach
Oil on canvas, 60 x 80 cm
This lovely work of art illustrates a mother with her children at the beach. The oldest daughter is walking on her own and helping her mother with the youngest one, for who still needs to get used to the beach. The way they are dressed shows it is not too cold, probably in the summer period when painted. Nevertheless are the colours quite dark, which is identical for Dutch painters in that time. This painting has a contemporary platinum frame.
Hendrik Heyligers, better known as Henri Heyligers studied at the Academy of Fine Art in The Hague, at L’ Académie des Beaux-Arts de l’instiute in France and at l’ Académie Comon in Paris. He painted mostly Landscapes, marine scenes, fishermen genre, farmer genre, portraits, still life’s and flowers in oil paint. His works have been exhibited in the Veluws Museum and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. Henri Heyligers is included in the National Art History Documentation Center (RKD) in The Hague, Netherlands, he is also mentioned in the ‘Lexicon Dutch Visual Artists 1750 – 1950’ of Pieter A. Scheen., and in the database of ‘Documentation of Fine Art in North-Holland’, part of ‘ART index’.