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Tjeerd Bottema (1884-1978)

Ships in the Seine with Eiffel Tower

approx. 1910

Oil on cardboard

28 x 36 cm

In very good condition


The ships along the quay are being unload. The quay is wet and reflects the masts of the cargo ships. Bottema has placed his paint strokes in a fairly loose way, which is especially visible in the Eiffel Tower. This gives a spherical effect and creates the illusion of depth. Still, there is enough detail to identify the bridge as the Pont Mirabeau, which identifies the location from which this work was painted.


This work was probably made during one of Tjeerd visits to his brother Tjerk Bottema (1882-1940), who had lived in Paris for some time.

Tjeerd Bottema (1884-1978), "Ships in the Seine with Eiffel Tower", ca. 1910

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