"Zittend vrouwelijk naakt met rode shawl en witte kan"
’s-Hertogenbosch 1881-1957 Amsterdam
SEATED NUDE WITH WHITE CAN
Amsterdam ca. 1920
Oil on canvas
52 x 48,5 cm.
Signed: upper left ‘Jan Sluijters’
Provenance: Family of the artist, Amsterdam.
Exhibited: Amsterdam (Stedelijk Museum), Jan Sluijters, La Joie de Peindre, december 17 1951 – January 28 1952, no. 50.
Literature: This work is included in the catalog raisonné, by Jacqueline de Raad of the Netherlands Institute for Art History (RKD), no. 100963.
The artwork of Jan Sluijters is of great importance for Dutch art history. Together with Piet Mondriaan and Leo Gestel, Sluijters was a forerunner in the young avant-garde. From the academy until the First World War, Sluijters experimented with many styles as luminism, fauvism, cubism and expressionism. After the war, he was highly appreciated as a painter of portraits, nudes, flower still lifes and domestic scenes, often with his wife and/or children, in a moderate realistic-expressionistic style.
Study for: ‘Zittend vrouwelijk naakt met rode shawl en witte kan’, ca. 1920 (Utrecht, Centraal Museum).