16 January 2007
Kees Maks (Dutch, 1876-1967)
Rembrandtplein by night
signed 'C.J. Maks.' (lower left)
oil on canvas
57.5 x 73.5 cm.
Painted circa 1915-1916.
Kunsthandel J.H. de Bois, Haarlem.
Collection Meentwijck, Bussum.
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Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Het Signaal, 1-23 oktober 1916, nr. 87 (of 88).
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For his cityscapes Kees Maks found, amongst others, his inspiration at the amusement and cultural centre of Amsterdam since the late 19th century: the Rembrandt square. Due to its turrets and half round form above the entrance, the Rembrandt Theatre is clearly recognizable. The theatre was formerly known as Hofbal, but a fire destroyed the building. The building to the left is Cafè De Kroon.
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