Willem Hendrik Eickelberg

Busy Fisherfolk

Late 19th Century

Oil on canvas

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Description

Willem Hendrik Eickelberg (Dutch, 1845-1920)

This work is offered in a giltwood frame

Dimensions
Height: 21 inches / 53.34 cm
Width: 28.5 inches / 72.39 cm
Frame Height: 34 inches / 86.36 cm
Frame Width: 41 inches / 104.14 cm
Signature

Signed W.H. Eickelberg. (lower right); inscribed The undersigned declares that/ this picture has been painted/ by himself in the mode [?] of/ A. D. H[?] Jr. of Antwerp/ W. H. Eickelberg/ Amsterdam (reverse bottom center)

Provenance

Sale: Freeman's, Philadelphia, 10 October, 1992, lot 891

Sale: Christie's, New York, 25 May, 1994, lot 288

Sale: Sotheby's, New York, 29 November, 1999, lot 6

Acquired at the above sale by the present owner 

Literature

Sotheby's, New York, 29 November, 1999, lot 6, illustrated 

Condition Report

The canvas is wax lined.

The paint surface is stable and under a fairly clear varnish.

Faint craquelure throughout the sky, particularly in upper right quadrant, but does not distract from overall image which reads well. No visible retouching to the naked eye.

Under UV light, a small spot of inpainting is visible in the sky above the leftmost building and in lower left corner below basket.

Art Period
19th Century
Movement/Style
Realism
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