58. Nicolaas van der Waay

Nicolaas van der Waay
The Display Cabinet
Signed lower left
Oil on canvas, 64.2 x 43.5 cm
– Auction Christie’s, Amsterdam, 27 November 2012, lot 150
– Private collection, the Netherlands
The Dutch artist Nicolaas van der Waay worked in many genres, including stamp, coin, and banknote designs. At a time when modern art was rapidly gaining ground, Van der Waay continued to adopt a classical academic style. As such, he is perhaps best known for the allegorical illustrations he created for the Golden Coach and a series of paintings depicting the lives of girls from the Amsterdam Orphanage (the ‘Burgerweeshuis’). A similar composition of a girl standing by the richly filled display cabinet is part of the collection of the Amsterdam Museum.

€ 5.000 - 8.000