23 - 24 June 2015
Jan Eversen (The Hague 1906-1995 Arnhem)
Pears, walnuts and a pewter jug
signed and dated 'JH Eversen / 1946' (lower left)
oil on panel
39 x 32.5 cm.
Painted in 1946.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, Amsterdam, 30 November 2000, lot 281, where acquired by the present owner.
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W. Rijkeboer, Jan Eversen 1906-1995, Het licht meester, Enschede, 2006, p.79, as: Stilleven met Franse tinnen kan en peren.
Huize Kerkem, Tentoonstelling ter gelegenheid van zijn 100ste geboortejaar, 3-18 June 2006, no. 3.
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.
In the beginning of his career Eversen mainly painted portraits, but he slowly discovered the beauty of still life painting and specialised in this genre. Eversen's style was very traditional and although his paintings were made around 1950 they were very reminiscent to the renowned still life's from the 17th Century. Looking at his still life's it was no wonder Eversen was also known as the so-called Master of light; brilliantly making use of light and detail, he gave a very realistic impression of the objects he painted.
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