26 April 2005
Willem Bastiaan Tholen (Dutch, 1860-1931)
A bridge in Giethoorn
signed and dated 'Tholen 81' (lower right)
oil on canvas laid down on panel
28.5 x 45 cm.
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Kampen, Stedelijk Museum/Heino, Hannema-de Steurs Fundatie, Gabriël, Tholen en Voerman, Water- en Poldergezichten rond Kampen, 20 June-13 September 1998.
This so-called 'plankje' is an early work executed in Giethoorn. Tholen produced several paintings of these characteristic walking bridges. A larger version with the same subject from 1896 is in the collection of the Dordrechts Museum.
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