(Groningen 1896 – 1978)
’t Blauwbörgje, Groningen (circa 1938)
Oil on canvas, 60.1 x 80.6 cm
– Auction Sotheby’s, Amsterdam, 10 April 1990, lot 65
– Private collection, The Netherlands
On the 6th of May 1961 Dijkstra wrote down his memories of the ’t Blauwbörgje: “Long before we painted we already visited this spot. And when a way of painting landscapes started to develop here it was inevitable that the young painters of de Ploeg would also come to work here. The grey Bach was the first one who came to sketch, he was one of the first to venture north. Later joined by Jan Altink and afterwards our complete young Ploeg: Jannes de Vries, George Martens, Ali Pott, Jordens, Wiegers and many more. ’t Blauwbörgje was our open air studio, we painted there winter and summer. Interesting features were to be seen everywhere, you only had to take a few steps or turn around to discover another aspect.”
(J. Dijkstra, Herinneringen aan ’t Blauwbörgje, De Vier Seizoenen, Groningen, 1996, page 3 & 4).