74. Gerke Henkes
(Delfshaven 1844 – Rotterdam 1927)
View of Delfshaven
Oil on canvas, 96.6 x 114.4 cm
Henkes, mainly known for his genre works, painted in the style of The Hague School. Jozef Israels (1824-1911) as well as Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) knew and followed Henkes. Van Gogh wrote about Henkes on 13 February 1882: Last week I visited an exhibition at Pulchri which included sketches by Bosboom and Henkes. Very fine: by Henkes there were several figures larger than usual. He should make more of these in my opinion.