Japanese 'tea house' by Hans von Bartels
Japanese 'tea house' by Hans von Bartels
Japanese 'tea house' by Hans von Bartels
Japanese 'tea house' by Hans von Bartels
Japanese 'tea house' by Hans von Bartels
Japanese 'tea house' by Hans von Bartels

Hans von Bartels

Japanese 'tea house' 1907

PaintOil paint
45 ⨯ 32 cm
ConditionExcellent
€ 7.500

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About the artwork

Geisha's in a Japanese teahouse
Watercolour with gouache, signed and dated 1907
The painter Hans von Bartels (1856-1913) belonged to the German nobility and was well to do. This enabled him to travel around all over the world. He also stayed in Holland for a while. This painting of a Japanese teahouse can be considered as one of his most brilliant works. It shows his great talent for depicting the human body in loose brushstrokes and his brilliant use of colors.

About the Artist

Hans von Bartels was one of a group of German painters who specialised in painting scenes of life in the Dutch fishing town of Katwijk. The son of an affluent Hamburg family, he was trained by the renowned Düsseldorf painter Rudolf Hardorff before settling down in Munich in 1885. In 1887 Von Bartels visited Katwijk for the first time, where he would subsequently return every year. The lives of the fishermen and their families, their colourful traditional dress, the beach and the boats afforded him a constant source of inspiration.
He was also one of the first painters to treat watercolour and gouache as independent media, as attested by his large-scale gouaches.