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"CATTLE GRAZING ALONG VORDENSE BEEK WITH VIEW OF WINDMILL" BY ARNOLD MARC GORTER (DUTCH, 1866-1933)
Signed lower right "A.M. Gorter", in oil on canvas
Item # C104007

A large, vibrant and quite noteworthy picture by Arnold Marc Gorter, it is such a pleasing and optimistic scene. Something of a departure from his more monochromatic and dreary works, this cheery scene depicts a beautiful autumn day under blue skies interlaced with light cloud cover. The trees are changing colors in warm tones of orange, burnt red and yellows while a handful remain unchanged before the clear and still waters of the Vordense beek. This small river was represented in a vast majority of his paintings and was clearly a favorite focal point when framed by the bucolic countryside. This atmospheric work is characterized by impressionistic brush work with a mix of heavy impasto and more subtle complex brush strokes in the details. It is an excellent example of his technical proficiency with gorgeous reflections and shadows that perfectly capture the mechanics of reality. The work is signed lower right in his typical script "A.M. Gorter".

Arnold Marc Gorter was born in Almelo in 1866 and moved to Amsterdam in 1884. There he attended the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten located in the newly built Rijksmusem, where he graduated in 1887 and became an instructor in 1889 through 1896. He was awarded distinction at exhibition in 1904, a second-place award in 1910 and a medal in Munich in 1905. He exhibited internationally at the Internationale Kunstausstellungen in Berlin, the 1904 Universal Exposition in St. Louis, and the Salon des Artistes Français in Paris. He further served as president of Saint Lucas, an artist society, later graduating to be president of the more prestigious Arti et Amicitiae. Gorter painted around the village of Vorden extensively with hundreds of paintings specifically surrounding the Vordense beek, a small river running through the countryside. Most of these were executed after 1904 and he acquired some land in the countryside of Vordense in 1916.

Artist Listings & Bibliography:

E. Benezit Dictionary of Artists, Vol VI, Gründ, 2006, p. 471-72
Artist results at auction:

Sotheby's, 22 April 2009, lot 68, 22.5" x 18.5", achieved 5000 EUR [view of Vordense beek]
Sotheby's, Amsterdam, 14 April 2008, lot 161, 18" x 22", achieved 5000 EUR, [Cows grazing near the Vordense beek]
Sotheby's, Amsterdam, 04 September 2007, lot 160, 24.5" x 31.3", achieved 6250 EUR, [Figure rowing boat along Vordense beek]
Sotheby's, Amsterdam, 04 September 2007, lot 162, 29.5" x 39.4", achieved 5250 EUR, [Autumn landscape along Vordense beek with cattle grazing]
Sotheby's, Amsterdam, 17 October 2006, lot 174, 63" x 84", achieved 7250 EUR, [View of cows in a forest landscape]
Christies, Amsterdam, Sale 2765, 17 October 2007, lot 140, 22.25" x 18.11", achieved 17,050 EUR, [Birches along the Vordense beek]
Christies, Amsterdam, Sale 2785, 15 April 2008, lot 129, 29.75" x 38", achieved 9850 EUR, [Cows grazing in a sunlit pasture near the Vordense Beek]
Christies, Amsterdam, Sale 2828, 17 November 2009, lot 7, 18" x 22", achieved 8750 EUR, [The Vordense beek in autumn]
Christies, Amsterdam, Sale 3004, 2 June 2012, lot 121, 45.5" x 61.25", achieved 10,000 EUR, [Gezicht op de Vordense Beek, Vorden; near Vorden]
Christies, Amsterdam, Sale 2785, 15 April 2008, lot 126, 20" x 15", achieved 6250 EUR, [The Vordense Beek in Autumn]
DuMouchelles, 16 February 2014, lot 022004, 26" x 32", achieved ~ $ 7995 USD, [Cattle grazing beside tree-lined Vordense Beek]
DuMouchelles, 12 February 2006, lot 022002, 14" x 19", achieved ~ $ 5200 USD, [Cattle grazing at a sun-lit pool]
Bonhams, 25 June 2019, lot 350, 37" x 19", achieved $ 5075 USD, [Cows near the Vordense beek]
Christies, New York, Sale 2813, 14 - 15 January 2014, lot 24, achieved $ 27,500 USD, [Apple Blossoms]
Sotheby's, New York, 03 June 2010, lot 202, 29 1/2" x 39 1/2", achieved $ 7,500 USD, [Cattle in a fall landscape]

Measurements: 29 5/8" H x 39 3/8" W [canvas]; 35" H x 44 3/8" W x 2 1/8" D [frame]

Condition Report: Unlined. Scattered surface craquelure. Light stretcher bar impressions around the perimeter of canvas. Cleaned in the last two decades with very minor surface varnish discoloration - presents beautifully. Housed in a period frame with extensive shrinkage cracking in gilding and frame; minor losses to the frame.

ITEM ID
C104007
STYLE
Impressionist
AGE
19th Century
COLOR
Blue, Green, Orange, Red, Yellow
MEDIA
Canvas, Oil Paint, Wood
ORIGIN
Holland • Dutch
ITEM TYPE
Antique

“Along the Vordense Beek” Antique Barbizon Landscape Painting by Arnold Marc Gorter

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