Lot 125: Oil Painting “Pussies Breakfast” by Listed Artist Bernard Johannes Blommers, (1845 - 1914)
October 22, 2016
St. Augustine, FL, USALive Auction
Description: This is a Rare Original Antique Oil Painting “Pussies Breakfast” by Renowned Listed Artist Bernard Johannes Blommers, (1845 - 1914). This piece measures with period frame approximately 34.5” x 41.25”. The painting is signed “Bloomers” in the bottom right and the frame has a plaque labeled “Pussies Breakfast Bloomers”. The frame has a few minor issues that could be easily repaired. The painting has average wear, coloring, crackling, for its age, with a small piece of paint loss near the signature. There are a few areas that appear to have paint touchups on the front, but that do not show through to the back, as rips or repairs. The canvas could use a good cleaning, but overall the piece displays beautifully. This is a wonderful early museum quality oil painting on canvas with complimentary period frame. A painter of happy scenes of peasant life in Holland, Bernard Blommers was President of the Dutch Academy of Painters and a first generation member of the Hague School* of painting. Early in his career, he learned lithography* and then studied at the Hague Academie of Art under Johan Philip Koelman. His early painting subjects were primarily genre subjects of fishermen and their wives and were heavily influenced by Hague School painter Jozef Israels. Blommers later works were more loosely painted, moving from Tonalism* to Impressionism*, although his subject matter remained focused on marine subjects. He traveled extensively for his painting subjects, and countries depicted in his artwork include Holland, Germany, Hungary, South America and the United States, where he did a portrait of Andrew Carnegie. This portrait is in the Peace Palace at The Hague. Please view the photos, or in person carefully to determine the age, condition, and quality of this lot. Please Note: All items are sold As-is, Where-is, with no warranties or guarantees, expressed or implied. We DO NOT offer Refunds, Returns or Exchanges. All sales are Final. We want you to be happy with your purchases, so please preview the items carefully before bidding. We do our best to describe items, but it is your responsibility to determine accuracy, authenticity, condition, age, quality, etc. If you are not certain about an item, please do not Bid without satisfying your concerns beforehand.