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.