Ben Uri collection

Three Dutch Fisher Girls

Artist information

Name Hans von Bartels (1856-1913)

Born Hamburg, Germany

Died Munich, Germany

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Hans von Bartels was born into a wealthy family in Hamburg and studied under the renowned Düsseldorf painter Rudolf Hardorff, afterwards settling in Munich in 1885. In 1887 von Bartels visited the Dutch fishing town of Katwijk for the first time. The lives of the fishermen and their families, their colourful traditional dress, the beach and the boats became an enduring source of inspiration, and he subsequently returned every year, becoming one of a group of German painters who specialised in painting Katwijk genre scenes, often using watercolour and gouache.

Object Details

Object type painting

Medium oil on canvas

Materials and techniques oil (medium) canvas (support)

Unframed 100 x 79 cm

Framed 108.5 x 88 cm

Acquisition Bequest by Stephanie Ellen Kohn in memory of her parents Franz and Margarethe Kohn (nee Schotlander) and her brother Ludwig who perished in the Holocaust

Accession number 1990-3

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