International Art Auction

December 05, 2016

LOT 36

Lot 36

Johann Jan Zoetelief Tromp (1872-1947)

Johann Jan Zoetelief Tromp (1872-1947)
Lot 36 Details
Johann Jan Zoetelief Tromp (1872-1947), Dutch


Oil on canvas; signed “J. Zoetelief Tromp” lower left, titled to gallery label verso
27.25" x 37.25" — 69.2 x 94.6 cm.

Estimate $40,000-$60,000

Realised: $33,600
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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Johann Jan Zoetelief Tromp (1872-1947)
  • Johann Jan Zoetelief Tromp (1872-1947)
  • Johann Jan Zoetelief Tromp (1872-1947)
  • Johann Jan Zoetelief Tromp (1872-1947)
  • Johann Jan Zoetelief Tromp (1872-1947)
  • Johann Jan Zoetelief Tromp (1872-1947)
  • Johann Jan Zoetelief Tromp (1872-1947)

Ex. Coll. Alicia Joubert (Westmount, Quebec) from whom purchased by the Dominion Gallery, Montreal, in April 1973, Inventory number A5090;
Sold to Barmish Brothers Inc., Montreal on July 3, 1973;
Private Estate Collection, Montreal


Though Tromp trained as an artist at the Academy of Arts of The Hague and later at Rijks Academie of Amsterdam, he was clearly influenced by the work of his father-in-law Bernardus Johannes Blommers (see lot 37).  

Like his predecessors of the Hague School, Tromp depicted genre scenes populated by rural figures.  In this beach scene, light glitters over the wave caps and the women as they meander along the shoreline.  A fine and bright play of colour, harmonized by delicate half-tones, is characteristic of Tromp’s ability to create works of intimate pictorial quality and to subtly render textures.


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LOT 36

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  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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