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Floris Verster

Wit Delftsche vaas met zinnia’s

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Estimate:

8,000

to
- 12,000 GBP

Property from a Dutch Private Collection

Floris Verster

Floris Verster

Wit Delftsche vaas met zinnia’s

Wit Delftsche vaas met zinnia’s

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 12,000 GBP

Lot sold:

22,680

GBP

Property from a Dutch Private Collection

Floris Verster

Dutch

1861 - 1927

Wit Delftsche vaas met zinnia’s


indistinctly signed and dated Floris Verster 23 upper right

oil on canvas

Unframed: 34.5 by 24.5cm., 13½ by 9½in.

Framed: 51.5 by 42cm., 20¼ by 16½in.

The canvas has not been lined and is providing a strong and stable support to the paint surface. There is good impasto. There are some minor areas of craquelure notably to the red pigments and there are two very tiny specks of paint loss in the upper flowers, below the upper edge. There is some very minor rubbing to the extreme framing edges, otherwise the work is in good condition, ready to hang. Examination under ultra-violet light reveals no evidence of retouching or restoration.


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The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Pieter Reinardus Hoorweg, Utrecht (by 1928); thence to Ir. R. Hoorweg, Breda; thence by descent
W. Scherjon, Floris Verster (1861-1927), Utrecht, 1928, p. 118, no. 305
Christiaan Vogelaar, Floris Verster (1861-1927), red., Leiden, 2003, p. 140, no. 305
Leiden, Stedelijk Museum de Lakenhal, Floris Verster, 1927, no. 99
Floris Verster’s floral arrangements are characterized by fierce colours and rapid brush strokes as evidenced by the present work. Verster had a penchant for the quiet and still things in life – a love that lead him to paint flowers. His studio, as described by Christiaan Vogelaar was decorated with mirrors and glass vases to catch the sparkling effects of light, this being an essential aspect of his art.

Verster was born in Leiden and grew up in an artistic family. His father was a well-known scholar and painter of birds who worked at the National Museum of History in Leiden and his brother became an art critic and curator of the Stedelijk Museum de Lakenhal. Verster studied at the Royal Academy of art in The Hague between 1880 and 1884 and received drawing lessons from Gerardus Johannes Bos and George Hendrik Breitner.