Eugène Brands (1913 - 2002)

Lot 49: Masterpiece by Eugène Brands from the master bedroom

Adams Amsterdam Auctions

September 28, 2015
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Description: BRANDS, Eugène (Dutch 1913 - 2002). Silence, 1985. Oil on canvas, signed (on the reverse), inscribed with title, date, technique, dimensions and the artist's name (on the stretcher on the reverse of the frame), framed, image size 175 x 230 cm., frame size 177 x 232 cm. Occasional light surface dust and wear, else good.
Artist or Maker: BRANDS, Eugène (Dutch 1913 - 2002).
Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist
Very large painting from the wall behind Molenaar's bed. For Frans the cloud symbolised his parents watching over him: "Ooit kocht ik een gouache van Eugène Brands. We waren bevriend. Soms ruilden we kunst tegen kleding voor zijn vrouw. Toen mijn ouders overleden en het huis werd verkocht, kreeg ik 25.000 gulden. Ik vroeg aan Eugène: zou je een grijze wolk dwarsliggend in olieverf voor me willen maken? Dan lijkt het net alsof papa en mama daar bovenop zitten en daar, boven het bedje van Frans, een beetje op hem letten. Als een soort beschermenengelen. Eugène vond het prima. Het was zijn laatste olieverf" (Frans Molenaar in an interview with Minou Op Den Velde for Zin, 2012, available at:
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