Painting Lot A-81007
Jan Simon Knikker Sr. (1889 – 1957)
Lanscape with fisherman
Oil on canvas, 80 x 60 cm
This wonderful impression of fisherman painted by S.M. Knikker Senior is a real piece of art. In the painting, a man is catching fish in his boat. The light in this painting is very special and gives it a unique appearance, this in enhanced by nature with its willows and serene water. The water shows the reflection of the surrounding, including the pale light of the sun.The frame of the painting is a hand painted 20th-century version.
Jan Simon Knikker senior was the father of Jan Knikker junior, who became a famous painter in the Netherlands. He painted mostly landscapes in style of end-high days of The Hague School, which art stream was more displaying moods in nature in a play of colours than the representation of reality. Jan Simon Sr. Knikker painted many Dutch Windmills, rivers and waters. His works were back then already admired internationally. There, he sometimes used the pseudonyms H. Endlich, Marjestein and Welther. Jan Knikker Sr. is included in the National Art History Documentation Center (RKD) in The Hague, Netherlands, he is mentioned in the ‘Lexicon Dutch Visual Artists 1750 – 1950’ of Pieter A. Scheen, and in the database of ‘Documentation of Fine Art in South-Holland’.