Late summer fruit still life, watercolour by Hendrina Alida Sollewijn (1783-1863). Signed lower left “H:A: Sollewijn fecit“. Size: 40 x 29.5 cm.
Hendrina Sollewijn from the Dutch town of Haarlem was, according to a 19th century source, a “meritorious painter of Flowers and Fruits. Every day she has the best opportunity to practice in the surroundings of her hometown, by drawing Flowers and Plants”.
A basket of fruit is laid out on a marble tabletop. We see a composition of a vine with leaves, two kinds of grapes, peaches with a fly, a cut open pumpkin, raspberries, bindweeds, a grass with ripe seeds, a dahlia, an anemone(?) and a butterfly. Trees with their leaves still on fill the background. It will be autumn soon.
Price: Euro 1.250,- (incl. frame)