Page from a sketchbook by Cornelis Vreedenburgh, showing an Amsterdam city view. The drawing shows the tower of the Zuiderkerk ('South church') in Amsterdam. The tower is probably seen from the Raamgracht, and on the lower left, several gables and a side wall can be distinguished. The right hand side is drawn more suggestively, and shows the rigging of a sailing boat against the backdrop of suggestively drawn trees.
The sheet has been stamped on the verso with a workshop stamp reading: "Atelier C. Vreedenburgh"
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||138 x 216 mm|
Private collection, The Netherlands