32. Gerhard Arij Ludvig “Morgenstjerne” Munthe

Gerhard Arij Ludvig “Morgenstjerne” Munthe
Bomschuit KW9 in the Surf (1905)
Signed and dated 05 lower right
Oil on canvas, 58.3 x 78.2 cm
Private collection, the Netherlands
Gerhard “Morgenstjerne” Munthe, born in Düsseldorf in 1875 to a Norwegian father and a Dutch mother, spent the majority of his career in the Dutch town of Katwijk. He was particularly influenced by the style of the Hague School and painters such as Hendrik Willem Mesdag and Jacob Maris, drawing inspiration from their compositions featuring moored ships and fishermen. Munthe's works reflect his keen sense of mood and color palette, echoing the vibrant coastal scenes he depicted.
Unlike most of his works, this 'bomschuit' is recognisably depicted in the present lot. It concerns the Geertruida Johanna from Katwijk (KW), with its identification number 9, a ship that gained fame after rescuing seven passengers from the sinking English brig Ellen in 1882.

€ 4.000 - 6.000
Hammer amount
€ 3.800