21 January 2003
Willy Sluiter (Dutch, 1873-1949)
A couple inspecting an artist's work - a poster design
signed with initials (centre right) and inscribed and dated 1917
pencil and coloured chalk on paper
21 x 14 cm.;
and A second design for the same poster by the same hand (2)
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Moniek Peters, Peter Marijnissen,Willy Sluiter, Gentleman-kunstenaar, 1873-1949, Dordrechts Museum, Dordrecht 1999, p.22.
Soon after his move from Katwijk to the village of Naarden, Sluiter was often seen in Hotel Hamdorff, the cultural center for the local artists. With the help of the inspiring owner of the hotel, Jan Hamdorff, summerexhibitions were organised from 1913 till 1921. Sluiter designed the posters and the catalogues for these highly successful events. The present lot is a design for the poster of 1917.
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