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Gerke Henkes (1844-1927)


Oil sketch on paper

Image size: 36 x 17 cm

Frame: 35 x 54 cm


Literature: Literatuur: Elsevier's Geïllustreerd Maandschrift. Jaargang 4. Elsevier, Amsterdam 1894, pagina 358 (Photo 3).


In good condition


Gerke Henkes (1844-1927) was a Dutch artist belonging to the The Hague School who became known for display of interiors. He was born in Delfshaven as the son of the Henkes Jenever family. After a short career as a notary's clerk, he started his studies as a painter at the Academy of Antwerp, among others. He moved to The Hague where he worked for some time as a pottery painter at the Plateelbakkerij Rozenburg and became a member of Pulchri Studio. Henkes mingled in the artistic circles of the artists in The Hague School. Hendrik Willem Mesdag bought Knitting school (1875), a painting exhibited in Paris, which is now part of the collection of Museum Mesdag. Vincent van Gogh mentions him in his letters and Jozef Israels and Gerke Henkes gave each other gifts in the form of works of art. Henkes watercolors, pastels and oil paintings were very popular in The Netherlands and abroad.

Gerke Henkes - "Churchgoer"

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