21 Works, October 23rd. is Frederik Hendrik Kaemmerer’s day, his art, illustrated with footnotes #225

Frederik Hendrik Kaemmerer
Elegant Ladies on the Beach at Scheveningen, c. 1873

15.5 x 24 cm
Oil on canvas
Private collection

In the present work, two elegant ladies dressed in the latest fashions are seen taking a stroll on a sun-bleached stretch of beach. To this scene of leisured sophistication, Kaemmerer incongruously adds the remains of a rusty canon, pointed in the same direction, on an otherwise empty stretch of beach, suggesting the pair may be visiting a historic stretch of sand where a past naval battle was fought. More on this painting

Frederik Hendrik Kaemmerer (23 October 1839, The Hague — 4 April 1902, Paris) was a Dutch painter. He originally worked in the Romantic and Academic styles, but later became an Impressionist…

Please follow link for full post

Author: zaidangallery

I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: