64. Josse Goossens

Josse Goossens
(1876-1929)
“Fünfuhrthee” (The Five o'Clock Tea) (c. 1911)
Signed lower right
Signed, titled and annotated Munich on the stretcher
Oil on canvas, 64.2 x 63 cm
Provenance:
–Whitford Fine Art, London, c. 1985-1988
- Private collection, the Netherlands
Literature:
Nachlaussaustellung Josse Goossens, Städtisches Suermondt-Museum Aachen, June 1930, cat.no. 6
Moments et Folies de la Femme Fatale, Whitford and Hughes Gallery, London, 1985, cat.no. 26 (ill.)
Exhibited:
– Städtisches Suermondt-Museum Aachen, Nachlaussaustellung Josse Goossens, 1 – 30 June 1930
–Whitford and Hughes Gallery, London, Moments et Folies de la Femme Fatale, summer 1985
Note:
Josse Goossens held a special position in the German art scene at the beginning of the 20th century with his vibrant and decorative painting style. Influenced by late Impressionism, his artworks present a blend of lively colors and free-flowing brushwork, portraying everyday leisure activities with a sense of visual lightness. Through his bravura painting techniques, Goossens not only represents the scene, but also evokes the carefree attitude of Munich's social life around 1911. The present painting Fünfuhrthee exemplifies the zeitgeist by depicting this bustling café in the late afternoon.

Estimate
€ 6.000 - 10.000
Hammer amount
€ 10.000