Pieter Lodewijk Francisco Kluyver

Artist: Pieter Lodewijk Francisco Kluyver (Dutch, 1816-1900)

Title: ‘Homewards

Size: 47 x 62,5 cm (18,5 x 24,6 inch)

Material: oil on canvas
Signed: lower left: Kluyver

Inventory #: 914PLF7

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Pieter Lodewijk Francisco Kluyver was born in Amsterdam on the 22nd of March 1816.

 

Most of his work are landscapes (panoramas), combined with sunlight effects.

Especially his winter landscapes are very much in demand; the combination of a winterland, together with his much praised sunlight effect, is absolutely unique.

 

Like many painters in the 18th and 19th century, also Kluyver was assisted by other skillsmen  before finishing and completing his work. If possible, he would work with his artistic friend, Salomon Leonardus Verveer (1813 - 1876).

 

The reason for this cooperation was simple: Every painter had his specialty.

The higher goal was nothing but to create a painting of superior quality.

 

Pieter Lodewijk Francisco Kluyver died on the 4th of January 1900 in Amsterdam.

 

Museums:

The Hague, Gemeentemuseum

Citymuseum of Groningen

 

Recorded:

Benezit, Emmanuel. Dictionary of Artists Volume Six Gémigani - Herring (Grund, Paris, 2006)

Thieme – Becker. Allgemeines Lexikon der Bildender Künstler (Veb. E.A. Seemann Verlag, Leipzig)

Scheen, Pieter A. Nederlandse Beeldende Kunstenaars, 1750-1950

(Kunsthandel Pieter Scheen N.V. ’s-Gravenhage, 1970

 

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