Frederik Hendrik Kaemmerer
(The Hague 1839 – Paris 1902)
Taking cover from the storm (1865-1902)
Signed lower right
Oil on canvas, 110 x 65 cm
– Collection Mr. & Mrs. Graney, United Kingdom
– Auction Sotheby’s, London, 19 October 1984, lot 110
– Auction Christie’s, Amsterdam, 15 April 2008, lot 182
– Auction Christie’s, Amsterdam, 15 – 16 November 2016, lot 271
– Private collection, the Netherlands
Registered at the RKD – Institute for Dutch Art History in The Hague under number 220452, as A sudden storm.
Frederik Hendrik Kaemmerer was a Dutch painter who painted in the Romantic, Academic and Impressionist styles. He achieved great success with his 18th century setting ‘French genre pieces’, which depicted elegant ladies with flower-covered hats, silk dresses, ribbons and bows. His work was appreciated by both French and Dutch art critics and was awarded a medal at the Salon de Paris in 1874. In 1889 Kaemmerer won a silver medal at the world famous Exposition Universelle.