3 December 2002
Bart van der Leck (1876-1958)
Arums in a glass jar - a sketch
numbered 'IIII/24' (upper right), and with the numbered estate stamp
'261' (on the reverse)
pen and black ink on paper
49.5 x 45.5 cm.
Executed circa 1927.
Acquired directly from the estate of the artist by the present owner.
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This sketch from around 1927 could be the drawing mentioned in W.C. Feltkamp, B.A. van der Leck Leven en werken, Leiden 1956, under no. 127 and served as a study for the painting of the same year.
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