Bernard Pothast Large Antique Dutch Oil Painting Genre Children Interior Signed. It depicts a Dutch interior scene with a Mother holding a baby and a young child standing in front of her being attentive to the baby. The room is simply furnished, with a wooden table by the window and a cot next to it covered with a green cloth. This is a very typical painting by this artist and is a popular subject. Frame: Painting is glazed and presented in the original high quality, deep gilt wooden frame with acanthus leaf decoration.
Provenance: UK Private Collection Condition: Painting and frame are both in very good condition. Measurements: Painting measures 75x 62cm and the overall frame 104 x 91cm. He studied painting at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam between 1904 and 1907 and there he was particularly influenced by the artist A. Allebe, who was a professor at the school.
Pothast was very much a follower of the Hague School who were the Dutch equivalent of the French Impressionists. He specialised in painting interior scenes with children, often depicting toys and other objects which are of both an historical and artistic interest. Pothast's images often depicted peasant mothers instructing or caring for their young children, placed in rustic interiors sparingly decorated with the family's humble possessions. Their interiors were typically illuminated by the light of early or midday sunshine. It has been suggested that his models were his wife and children and it is tempting to accept this as true when a likeness of models can be detected throughout his works.
The artist's use of light was very special. His figures are often bathed in a warm glowing light which usually emanates from a window and gives an added intimacy to the scene. Pothast died in Laren on 1st February 1966. Pothast's sentimental illustrations of peasant life were very popular during his lifetime, and remain so today. His paintings can be found in private collections throughout the world.If you are collecting in person and wish to pay cash that is fine too. Some countries are prone to import delays which are beyond our control, although we will do all we reasonably can to help resolve any problems that may occur. Please don't hesitate to ask any questions you may have. We will always try to reply promptly. We will leave feedback as soon as feedback has been received so that we know the item has arrived safely.
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