Piet Rackwitsz, Landscape With Farm Building

Piet Rackwitsz, Landscape With Farm Building

An early to mid-20th century oil on panel depicting a woman doing laundry adjacent to a small farm building.

The artist, Piet Rackwitsz (1892-1968), was born in Rotterdam, Holland, and spent many years working in The Hague. He was self-taught and predominantly known as a landscape painter.

Later in life, he travelled through America (Boston, New York, Hollywood and Pasadena) before becoming the co-founder of the Hollywood Art Institute.

Several of his works have appeared at the leading auction houses and here are two examples.

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/20788/lot/126/
https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2005/paintings-drawings-watercolours-am0968/lot.199.html

The painting is signed in the lower left and housed within a good later frame.

Medium: Oil on panel
Overall size: 14½” x 19” / 37cm x 48cm
Year of creation: c. 1930
Provenance: Holland
Condition: Very presentable. Frame with little wear.
Artist’s auction highlight: £4,981 achieved for ‘The Forest’ at Bonhams & Butterfields, USA, in 2006.

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