GEORGE JAN ( Geo) POGGENBEEK (DUTCH, 1853-1903) OIL PAINTING on BOARD
"Ducks at Rest By Pond"
This very fine antique painting by the Dutch Artist George Poggenbeek is SUPERB.
Bright and flawlessly executed, Mr. Poggenbeek shows us a lazy, dreamy afternoon...the wind gently blowing the trees, the duck at rest beside the pond.... the blue sky showing a few billowy white clouds, a large tree dipping into the water.... all casting a cool light on the marvelous landscape. The level of detail Stunning...every blade of grass , the tree a profusion of branches in marvelous greens. The painting is bright....the tree, the ducks in the water all captured with the most intense clarity.
Untouched, it is free of any restoration. This Stunning work is a fine example by George Jan Poggenbeek.
The board wood , is inscribed on the back in black script by the artist.
The board approx.11" x 6.5" is in excellent vintage condition ...free of cracks or marks. The frame is in very good original condition.. with minor abrasions which is what one might expect, and I mention only for clarity.
Bio. George Poggenbeek is the painter of "dreamscapes" and belongs to the Hague School. Best known for his studies in oil and watercolor they are of the old towns of Holland and Normandy, Working mostly in clear shades and hues of green, he demonstrates a gentleness of mood....soft light and delicate quiet lyricism, His wonderful works display a tonality and composition that shows the artists influences of the works of Boudin and Carot.
Living a prolific but short life he died at the age of 49. His work can be found in the Hague Municipal Museum, many museums around the world as well as in numerous collections of institutions both home and abroad.
Measurements : Frame: approx. 16" wide x 12 .5" high. Board: 11" wide x 6.5" high.