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Herman Frederik Karel ten Kate

Herman Frederik Karel ten Kate (1822 - Netherlands - 1891) THE NOTARY ▫️ Oil on panel ▫️ 17 x 23.5 cm ▫️ Original wooden frame ▫️ 19th century ▫️ Excellent condition _______________________ ABOUT THE OBJECT A visit from the notary, explaining the important papers. The notary, a wise and cultured person, could of course read and write. The three men on the left are very interested in the content of the papers. The couple on the right seem more interested in each other! The scene is a historical setting, with the 19th-century painter Ten Kate going back to the 17th century, two centuries before his time. This was his favorite setting, as he was very interested in historical events, customs, appearance and clothing. _______________________ ABOUT THE ARTIST Herman Frederik Karel ten Kate was a 19th-century painter, watercolorist and graphic artist. His works are typical of historical genre art. He painted groups of people around a particular theme. Soldiers drinking in a pub, a domestic scene, people with common interests. The foundations of his career were laid both in the artistic environment in which he grew up and in his studies with the painter Cornelis Kruseman in Amsterdam. After his studies, he traveled to several Western European countries. His interest in history, particularly the 80 Years' War, led him to paint historical subjects. In 1872, he designed a postage stamp depicting the king of the time, Willem III. He was then commissioned to paint a portrait of the royal family. - Musea a.o. Boijmans van Beuningen Rotterdam Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

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Herman Frederik Karel ten Kate

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