Shell fishing in the surf by Gerhard Arij Ludwig 'Morgenstjerne' Munthe
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Gerhard Arij Ludwig 'Morgenstjerne' Munthe

Shell fishing in the surf 1911

CanvasPaintOil paint
102 ⨯ 88 cm
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Oil on canvas
102 x 88 cm
signed lower left
dated 1911

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Gerhard Munthe, originally from Norway, educated at the art academy in Düsseldorf, where he gained an interest for painting beach scenes. In 1901 he settled in the fishing village of Katwijk, popular with painters of the time. The move brought him close to the sea and beach which provided ample inspiration for his paintings. Early on Gerhard added the poetic Norwegian word 'Morgenstjerne' (Morningstar) to his name in order to distinguish himself from his uncle and namesake Gerhard Peter Frantz Wilhelm Munthe, then a well-known landscape painter.