28. Bernardus Johannes Blommers

Bernardus Johannes Blommers
Visverkoop op het Strand van Katwijk (Sorting the Catch, Katwijk)
Signed lower right
Oil on canvas, 74.7 x 125.1 cm
– Auction Sotheby’s, London, 26 March 1997, lot 31
– Kunsthandel Simonis & Buunk, Ede/Peter Pappot, Amsterdam, 2005
– Private collection, the Netherlands
M. de Haan & E. Oost, Vissersleven langs de Noordzee en Zuiderzee. Een genre in de schilderkunst 1840-1940, Katwijks Museum, 2000, p. 29 (ill.)
Registered at the RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History in The Hague under number 298472.

Bernardus Johannes Blommers was a prominent Dutch painter of the Hague School, known for his warm, intimate depictions of everyday life. His early works focused on the lives of fishermen and their families, portraying tender, idyllic scenes of domesticity and seaside activities. Blommers’ paintings often captured moments of play and care, featuring children at the beach or mothers with their children, sorting the catch of the day, set against the serene backdrops of dunes and seascapes. His style evolved over time to embrace looser brushwork and softer colour palettes, but his subjects remained rooted in the maritime and domestic genre, offering an affectionate view of coastal life. Blommers was highly popular during his lifetime, particularly with audiences abroad.

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