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Jan Sluijters
LA JOIE DE PEINDRE
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 102,750 EUR
JUMP TO LOT
73
Jan Sluijters
LA JOIE DE PEINDRE
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 102,750 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

19th Century Paintings & Contemporary Art

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Amsterdam

Jan Sluijters
1881-1957
LA JOIE DE PEINDRE

Offered with two letters of Jan Sluyters to Dr. A.B. Lanz of 1956

Provenance

The estate of the late Dr. A.B. Lanz, Glion-sur-Montreux, Switzerland
Acquired by the present owner from the above

Exhibited

Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, La Joie de Peindre-Jan Sluijters, 1951, no.97

Catalogue Note

This light-hearted work, a smaller version of the painting La Joie de Peindre, 1946, which can be considered a pars pro toto for the last part of Sluijters' oeuvre, when the artist returned to subjects that had always fascinated him most. A reclining nude, a flower arrangement, a still life and a patterned wall covering as a background were beloved themes that, over the course of Sluijters' career, returned in various shapes and forms.
Therefore La Joie de Peindre was an appropriate title for the retrospective exhibition of Sluijters' work in the Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum in 1951 (lot 70), where both paintings were represented. It might also be linked to the early work  La Joie de Vivre by Matisse, an artist to whom Sluijters seems to bear great likeness in general.

(from: exhibition catalogue, 's Hertogenbosch, Noordbrabants Museum, Jan Sluijters, 1981, p.102).

The present lot will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné on the artist work, currently being prepared by the Netherlands Institute for Art History (RKD) in The Hague.

19th Century Paintings & Contemporary Art

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Amsterdam