26 October 2004
Gerke Henkes (Dutch, 1844-1927)
Un Sauvetage: a rescue at the Paviljoensgracht, The Hague
signed 'G. Henkes' (lower right)
oil on canvas
88 x 157.5 cm.
M.J.H. Henkes Jun., Delfshaven.
Anon. Sale, Venduehuis der Notarissen, The Hague, 28 November 1928, lot 29.
Anon. Sale, Mak van Waay, Amsterdam, 5 June 1973, lot 52.
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P.A. Scheen, Lexicon Nederlandse Beeldende Kunstenaars, I, The Hague, 1970, fig. 295.
Eere-Tentoonstelling van Schilderijen, Aquarellen, Teekeningen en Schetsen door G. Henkes, June-July 1914, cat.no. 11, as: Door 't ijs gezakt.
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