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GERARD ALTMANN (1870-1940)

THE ARBORETUM TROMPENBURG AT THE GROENE WETERING, KRALINGEN, ROTTERDAM IN BLOOM

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GERARD ALTMANN (1870-1940)
THE ARBORETUM TROMPENBURG AT THE GROENE WETERING, KRALINGEN, ROTTERDAM IN BLOOM
SIGNED 'G. ALTMANN' (LOWER LEFT)
OIL ON CANVAS
36.5 X 56.5 CM.
AND FOUR OTHER PAINTINGS OF THE ARBORETUM TROMPENBURG BY THE SAME HAND
5 (5)
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THE ROTTERDAM ARTIST GERARD ALTMANN WORKED IN AND NEAR HIS HOME TOWN, AND WAS ALSO KNOWN FOR HIS PORTRAITS, INCLUDING THAT OF THE ROTTERDAM COLLECTOR D.G. VAN BEUNINGEN.

ARBORETUM TROMPENBURG WAS ORIGINALLY PART OF THE 19TH CENTURY ESTATE ZOMERLUST IN KRALINGEN, BUILT FOR THE ROTTERDAM SHIPOWNER JAMES SMITH (1824-1894). IT WAS KEPT AND PARTLY REDESIGNED BY SEVERAL NEXT GENERATIONS OF JAMES SMITH'S FAMILY, BECAME PART OF THE FOUNDATION ARBORETUM TROMPENBURG IN 1958, AND IS STILL OPEN FOR PUBLIC VISITS.

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