Painting Lot A-81040
Hendrik van Leeuwen (1890 – 1972)
Vase with yellow flowers
Oil on canvas, 69 x 49 cm
A colourful still life of a bouquet of chrysanthemum, placed in a porcelain vase in Delft-blue style. The painting breaths an autumn feeling, the time of the year the chrysanthemum is blossoming. The feeling is enhanced by the colours in the background and the light that is falling through the window on the wall. The painting comes with a hand painted the 20th-century frame.
Hendrik (Henk), van Leeuwen, became at a young age an apprentice house painter where he learned the tricks of a different kind of paint and colour mixing. He started following lessons at the Royal Academy of Visual Arts. The artworks of Hendrik van Leeuwen became more famous at the moment the Dutch Queen Wilhelmina bought some of his paintings. Hendrik van Leeuwen painted drawings (including pastel), etchings, watercolours and lithographs of various subjects. His paintings usually had subjects like (winter) landscapes, blossoms, portraits, still lifes, interiors and figures. Hendrik van Leeuwen 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’ by Pieter A. Scheen.