Georges DE FEURE (1868 - 1943)
Winter Landscape with Skaters Sold
Gouache on board. Signed de Feure at the lower right.377 x 448 mm. (14 7/8 x 17 5/8 in.)ENQUIRE
This evocative winter landscape is likely to date from the early 1920’s, when De Feure produced a number of paintings and gouaches of small towns and villages. (In June of 1922 one of these, A Village in Holland, was acquired from the artist by the French sate for the sum of 2,000 francs.) A comparable Dutch winter scene is in a private collection in Munich, while another snow scene in gouache, though probably somewhat earlier in date, is in another private collection4. Ian Millman has written of such works as these that, as a group, they may have been intended by the artist to represent a sort of panorama of landscape in different seasons.