Drinking tea under the tree. 1910 - 1935
12 ⨯ 20 cm
- About the artworkThe drawing comes from a sketchbook by Cornelis Vreedenburgh (1880-1946) and is unsigned.
This sketchbook has always been in the possession of the family of Vreedenburgh and comes directly from the estate of his daughter-in-law Mrs. N. Vreedenburgh-Horné.
- About the artist
Cornelis Vreedenburgh was largely self-taught. Initially a house painter by trade, he drew and painted only in his spare time until a royal grant enabled him to devote himself entirely to his art in 1904. W.B. Tholen was a trusted adviser and often took Vreedenburgh sailing on the Kaag and Loosdrechtse lakes. His rich palette and ability to render the light and atmospheric effects of the Dutch landscape immediately made his pictures of pastures and watery scenes immensely popular.
In 1918 Vreedenburgh settled in Laren, where he produced many views of Amsterdam.