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Charles van Wijk (Dutch, 1875-1917)

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Charles van Wijk (Dutch, 1875-1917)

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Details
Charles van Wijk (Dutch, 1875-1917) Twee generaties Signed 'Charles v. Wyk' bronze, brown patina 40 cm. high
Provenance
Collection Meentwijck, Bussum.
Literature
De Week, Vol. 5, 26 January 1907, p. 699 (ill.).
Exhibited
Katwijk, Katwijks Museum, Charles van Wijk (1875-1917) 'Beeldhouwer van een vrij en ongebonden volk', September 1999, no. 29 (ill.).
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Christie's charges a Buyer's premium calculated at 23.205% of the hammer price for each lot with a value up to €110,000. If the hammer price of a lot exceeds €110,000 then the premium for the lot is calculated at 23.205% of the first €110,000 plus 11.9% of any amount in excess of €110,000. Buyer's Premium is calculated on this basis for each lot individually.

Lot Essay

Charles van Wijk (1875-1917) was born in The Hague. His father Hendrik owned a well-known copper foundry where Van Wijk learned to model, cissel and cast. At the age of fourteen the Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten in The Hague admitted him and there he studied under Eugène Lacomblé (1828-1905) until 1892. Van Wijk's style can be compared with those of the painters of the The Hague School. He was so successful that he could live from his own work and therefor he was able to develop himself, unlike many of his contemporaries who depended on commissions. Van Wijk was awarded various medals, amongst which a gold medal at the Exposition Universelle of 1900. On 17 April 1917 H.M. The Queen Mother (Emma) unveiled the Van 't Hoff monument by van Wijk at the 's-Gravendijkwal in Rotterdam. This monument can be regarded as the most important commission of the many he received. (H. Stork, Charles van Wijk; beeldhouwer van een vrij en ongebonden volk, Katwijk (Katwijks Museum) 1999)

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