Lot 41: LEICKERT CHARLES, DANS LE GOÛT DE,
October 9, 2012
Paris, FranceLive Auction
LEICKERT Charles, dans le goût de,
Scène de patinage à la vieille tour
Huile sur toile (restaurations), signature apocryphe en bas à droite,
VOIR REPRO MG 4017
Charles Henri Joseph Leickert (22 September 1816, Brussels - 5 December 1907, Mainz) was a Belgian painter of Dutch landscapes.
As a specialist in winter landscapes, he explored the nuances of the evening sky and the rosy-fingered dawn.
Orphan Leickert first learned painting in The Hague under the supervision of landscape painters Bartholomeus van Hove, Wijnand Nuijen, and Andreas Schelfhout among many others.
Leickert specialised in winter scenes, sometimes romanticising the sky in pale blues and bright pinks.
He painted almost all his works in the Netherlands, from 1841-1846 in The Hague and from 1849-1883 in Amsterdam.
In 1856, he became a member of the Royal Academy of Amsterdam.
At the age of 71 he moved to Mainz, Germany, where he later died in 1907.