Willy Sluiter (1873-1949)
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Willy Sluiter (1873-1949)

San Moritz

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Willy Sluiter (1873-1949)
San Moritz
signed, dated and inscribed with title 'Willy Sluiter 1921' (lower left), and with studio stamp (on the backing)
pastel on paper laid down on board
102 x 76 cm.
Executed in 1921.
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Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.

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Lot Essay

From early on in his career Willy Sluiter has often been compared to a reporter. Portraying 'people in action', be it at work, in leisure, or during sports, runs as a thread through his versatile oeuvre. With ease, he strikingly portrayed his, often somewhat caricatured, figures. From 1910 on, Sluiter started painting and drawing the skating, gliding, sliding, and skiing well-off 'snow-tourists' in Davos and St. Moritz. He was the first to portray wintersports in such a frivolous and mirthful manner.

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