Sketch of a lake, viewed from the shore. From the left a headland comes in, with a small boat at its end. The last 30 years of his life, Cornelis Vreedenburgh lived in Laren, a village in proximity to several lakes. Waterways in general are a recurring theme for Vreedenburgh, as can be seen in this sketch.
Cornelis Vreedenburgh (1880-1946) was born as the son of painter and painter-decorator Gerrit Vreedenburgh sr. He was taught painting by his father, and at times received advice from painters like Albert Roelofs and Willem Bastiaan Tholen. In 1904 he was awarded a royal subsidy for three years, allowing him to work as a full-time artist. He travelled a lot, but settled down in Laren from 1917 onwards, the same village where Anton Mauve had lived, and where William and Anna Singer lived. From his move there he painted a lot of views on the lakes in the vicinity, and he regularly visited and depicted Amsterdam.
|Medium||Pencil on paper|
|Dimensions||292 x 227 mm|