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    Sale 2785

    19th Century European Art

    15 April 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 159

    Willem Bastiaan Tholen (Dutch, 1860-1931)

    Kerk, Oegstgeest: the green church, Oegstgeest

    Price Realised  

    Willem Bastiaan Tholen (Dutch, 1860-1931)
    Kerk, Oegstgeest: the green church, Oegstgeest
    signed 'WB. Tholen.' (lower left); and signed again and inscribed with title 'Kerk Oegstgeest' (on the stretcher)
    oil on canvas
    67.5 x 91 cm.
    Painted in 1914.


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    According to Pieter A. Scheen, Tholen won a Golden Medal with the present lot at an exhibition in Philadelphia (see the exhibition catalogue, 1976).

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    Provenance

    Kunsthandel Unger & van Mens, Rotterdam, year unknown.
    Mr J.G. Coebergh, The Hague, 1930.
    Mr C. Rol, Voorburg, 1957.
    Kunsthandel Pieter A. Scheen, The Hague, 1976, where acquired by the family of the present owner.


    Literature

    G. Knuttel Jr., W.B. Tholen, 1944, ill.no. 11.
    G. Knuttel Jr., W.B. Tholen, 1955, ill.no. 4.
    H.E. van Gelder, Honderd jaar Haagse schilderkunst in Pulchri Studio, Amsterdam 1947.


    Exhibited

    The Hague, Pulchri Studio, Eere-Tentoonstelling W.B. Tholen, 15 February-3 March 1930, cat.no. 42, as: Kerk te Oegstgeest (on loan from Mr J.G. Coebergh, The Hague).
    The Hague, Gemeentemuseum, Honderd jaar Haagse schilderkunst in Pulchri Studio, 29 March-27 April 1947, cat.no. 392 A.
    Leiden, Stedelijk Museum de Lakenhal, Tijdgenoten van Verster, 20 July-23 September 1957, cat.no. 177, ill. 17, as: Groene kerkje te Oegstgeest (on loan from Mr C. Rol, Voorburg).
    The Hague, Kunsthandel Pieter A. Scheen, Zomertentoonstelling: Romantische en Haagse School, 29 August-4 September 1976, p. 45, cat.no. 37, ill., as: Kerk te Oegstgeest.