A.D. Blok van der Velden (1913-1980) - Treurige lantaarn met frisse citroen

Description
A.D. Blok van der Velden (1913-1980) - Treurige lantaarn met frisse citroen
Watercolour - Hand signed - 1913 - 1980

Watercolour in good condition by Adrianus Blok van der Velden, the picture on the painting consists of a "sad" and somewhat forward commandment lantern and a fresh bright yellow lemon, presumably this painting was produced in the period around the Second World War 1940-49.

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Blok der Velden studied at the Rotterdam Academy. In 1934 he visited Texel for the first time. As a nature lover, he was attracted to the island. After a period of two years in the French city of Nice, he returned to the Netherlands and settled on the island with his wife Ietje in August 1940. In the last year of the war, he was forced, together with a hundred other Texel people, to work on the construction of German defences around the Drenthe capital Assen. During this period he made a large number of drawings. The Texel landscape was also frequently captured.

Blok van der Velden was a hard worker and he produced hundreds of watercolours, etchings, paintings and drawings. He was particularly attracted to the Texel landscape before large-scale land consolidation had taken place. As a result of this large-scale land consolidation, he felt less related to the island and fled to Terschelling for a few summers. From 1971 he also stayed more often in France and later in Italy. In 1979 he definitively left Texel and moved to Italy. There he died a year later and was initially buried as well. In 1995 a reburial took place and he came to lie next to his second wife Hanneke Breur at the General Cemetery in Den Burg.

Lot details
Artist
A.D. Blok van der Velden (1913-1980)
Title of artwork
Treurige lantaarn met frisse citroen
Year
1913 - 1980
Technique
Watercolour
Signature
Hand signed
Condition
Overall in good condition
Sold with frame
Yes
Weight
0,4 kg
Image size
29,5×19,7 cm
Total dimensions
2,4×33×43 cm
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