An expressive, easy-going landscape study by accomplished Dutch artist, Henri Heyligers (1877-1967). This splendid piece was almost certainly painted outside while he admired the relaxing view.
Heyligers is generally considered to be a painter of genre scenes depicting women with children but he also painted still lifes and landscapes. His style tended to be fairly formal so this piece is unusual for its expressive nature. It’s interesting how decorative a quick study can be - particularly when paired with a modern interior.
Heyligers studied at the Academy of Fine Art in The Hague, at L’ Académie des Beaux-Arts de l’instiute in France and at l’ Académie Comon in Paris.
His works were exhibited at various museums including the Veluws and Stedelijk in Amsterdam.
The painting is signed in the lower right.
Medium: Oil on canvas Overall size: 16” x 13½” / 41cm x 34cm Year of creation: c. 1940 Provenance: France Condition: Good. You may notice a few marks but we believe these could be original. Artist’s auction highlight: £9,652 achieved for ‘Uitgaanspubliek in een café’ at an auction in 2012.