77. Cornelis Vreedenburgh
Pakhuizen aan de Recht Boomsloot 35-41, Amsterdam (Warehouses on the Recht Boomsloot 35-41 in Amsterdam) (1922)
Signed and dated 1922 lower right
Oil on canvas, 60.4 x 100.7 cm
Private collection, the Netherlands
It was his father, Gerrit Vreedenburgh, who introduced him to the world of art, providing him with his first drawing lessons. As he progressed in his artistic journey, Vreedenburgh received guidance from prominent painters W.B. Tholen and Paul Arntzenius. His passion lay in depicting water landscapes, often venturing out with Tholen to paint the inland waters and rivers, including the picturesque region surrounding Kaag in the Kagerplassen. Notably, Vreedenburgh’s brother, Herman, was also an accomplished painter.
Following his marriage to the painter M. Schotel, the couple spent some time in the then-unknown Saint-Tropez. Returning to the Netherlands, they initially settled in Hattem before eventually making their home in the artistic community of Laren in 1918. Despite their move, Vreedenburgh frequently returned to Amsterdam, for the canals in particular were an inexhaustible source of inspiration for the painter.
Second photo: Recht Boomsloot 35-41, Amsterdam (c. 1900)
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