THE SHELL FISHER – JOHAN FREDERIK CORNELIS SCHERREWITZ
A very bright and pasty painting by Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz. A very nice example of the very popular beach scenes by Scherrewitz. Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz liked to paint the lives of the hardworking fishermen of Scheveningen and Katwijk, following the example of Jozef Israëls. This work clearly shows how Scherrewitz combines his beloved light touch with his great sense of composition. The sea and the sky merge very naturally, just as the boundary between the sea and the beach seems to blur. The smooth reflection of the horse with cart on the wet beach completes this composition.
Artist: Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz (1868-1951)
Size: 20 x 30 cm
Signed: Bottom right
Material: Oil on panel
Price: 4.900 EUR
Johan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz (1868-1951) is viewed upon as belonging to the second wave of the Hague School artist. Scherrewits was born in Amsterdam and was eventually taught by Geo Poggenbeek (1853 - 1903) and Johan Veltens (1814 - 1894). Johan Scherrewits moved quite often in his life and was a member of Arti et Amicitiae (Amsterdam), Vereeniging Sint Lucas (Amsterdam) and the Gooische Painters Association (Laren).
Joan Frederik Cornelis Scherrewitz was already a very popular painter during his lifetime, many of his works were exported to England and the United States. His work were exhibited at The Royal Academy in 1907 and his work can be found in the 'Rijksmuseum Twenthe'.