After his stay in Paris in 1906 Jan Sluijters returns to Amsterdam, painting a city in transition. His landscapes show the periphery of the city; half nature, half urbanisation and industry. Here we see a combination of the sketchy impressionism we know from the earlier studies in France and Italy and pointillism or as Jan de Vries states: "The systematic dots of pointillism seem to lead there own lifes as if they are longing for their impressionistic freedom." (see: Jan de Vries, Jan Sluijters-Schilder met verve, Zwolle 1999, p. 34)
To be included in the catalogue raisonné on the artist's work being prepared by the Netherlands Institute for Art History (RKD) in The Hague.
We kindly thank Erik Schmitz of the Amsterdam city archive for his help in defining the depicted location of the present lot.