168. Jan Sluijters
(Den Bosch 1881 – Amsterdam 1957)
Vaas met Bloemen (Vase with Flowers) (1934)
Signed lower right
Oil on canvas, 93.4 x 75.2 cm
Private collection, the Netherlands, thence by descent to the present owner
In the early 1930s Sluijters travelled to Portugal together with his friend and colleague painter Ernst Leyden (1892-1969), around the time this still life was made.
The stretcher of this painting is annotated “Geschilderd in Portugal 1934 op den achtergrond de Atlantische Oceaan, dorpje Eugaria bij Cintra” (Painted in Portugal 1934 in the background the Atlantic Ocean, village of Eugaria near Cintra).