25. Mari ten Kate

Mari ten Kate
(The Hague 1831 – Driebergen-Rijsenburg 1910)
Signed l.r.
Oil on canvas, 72.2 x 93.9 cm
Private collection, Belgium
The painter Johan ‘Mari’ Henri ten Kate was born as the youngest of three brothers in a well-off family on 4 March 1831 in The Hague. At a very young age he learned to paint, taught by his brother Herman Frederik ten Kate and later on at the Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten in The Hague. Mari painted in the Romantic style, such as children playing in the dunes, at the sea-side or on the ice. The simple life of farmers, fishermen and their children inspired him: their simplicity and (assumed) virtue remained an ongoing fascination. (source: www.museumderoos.nl)

€ 20.000 - 30.000