94. Toon Kelder

Toon Kelder
Gezelschap (Merry Company: The Artist together with his Wife, Child and a Friend) (1928-1929)
Signed and dated 28-29 lower left
Oil on canvas, 110.5 x 130.9 cm
– Collection P. Boendermaker, Bergen (inv.no. 817)
– Auction Venduehuis, The Hague, 16 November 2016, lot 98
– Private collection, the Netherlands
Registered at the RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History in The Hague under number 139197.

Kelder never tied himself to a particular style or movement as an artist, but his early work, characterised by a robust realistic painting style and dark tones, evokes the spirit of the Bergense School. Later, his painting style shifted towards a lighter, more delicate approach.
He produced numerous portraits, including those of Jan Toorop, a friend of Kelder’s, as well as prominent figures such as poet Martinus Nijhoff and art collector Piet Boendermaker, who acquired the present painting for his collection.

€ 1.000 - 2.000
€ 1.200