WILLEM van der DOES (Listed Dutch 1889-1966). Figure with Wheel Barrel Gathering Wood for Winter near Rotterdam, Circa 1950, 15-3/4" x 23-1/2" oil on canvas laid on board (framed size: 20-1/4" x 28") signed lower left. Ships with frame for $39.00; if you don't want the frame we can discard it and ship the painting only for $24.00. The artist has auction records to $25,939.00! Condition: Light dirt upper left; lots of frame nicks and frame wear.
ABOUT THE ARTIST Willem Jan Pieter van der Does was a Dutch illustrator, painter, draftsman and watercolourist. He was the son of a sea captain and for a period lived and worked in the Dutch East Indies. In 1923 he was one of the first Dutchmen to travel to Antarctica. There, he made 134 sketches for his book ‘Storm, ijs en walvisschen. Een moderne vikingtocht, met Noorsche walvischvaarders naar de Zuidelijke IJszee.’ He also painted the landscapes, seascapes and everyday life scenes of the Dutch East Indies. From 1946 on, he lived in the Netherlands again.
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