Farm by Floris Verster
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Farm 1882

Floris Verster

Oil paintPaint
33 ⨯ 43 cm
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About the artwork

Oil on canvas
33 x 43 cm.
Signed: lower left 'Floris Verster'

Provenance: Private collection, The Netherlands; Private collection Jan Michiel Pieter Glerum, Amsterdam; Private collection Hugo Tutein Nolthenius, Delft; 1938; Gemeentemuseum, The Hague; in 1938 donated by H. Tutein Nolthenius (Vogelaar 2002).

Literature: W. Scherjon, Floris Verster, Utrecht: 1928, p. 45, nr. 8; C. Vogelaar, Floris Verster. Leiden: Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal, 2002.

About the Artist

Floris Verster (1861-1927) is one of the most underappreciated painters of the (late) ‘Haagse School’ movement.
He was born in Leiden into an artistically inclined family and went on to receive drawing lessons from George Hendrik Breitner (1857-1923) before attending the Royal Academy of Fine Art in The Hague. Verster is known for his landscapes, portraits and still life paintings. Whereas his early work was indeed inspired by the highly realistic and slightly somber-paletted Haagse School, his later work is more colourful and somewhat rougher in terms of brushstrokes. This is mainly due to his connections to avant-garde artists such as Jan Toorop (1858-1925) and the Belgian artists’ group Les Vingt.
The Museum De Lakenhal in Leiden as well as the Krüller-Möller Museum in Otterlo own a significant collection of his works.

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