Oeuvre d'art à vendre

Frederick Coburn

  • Type de vendeur: Marchand d'art
  • Style de l'oeuvre: Figuratif
  • Catégorie: Oeuvre sur papier
  • Titre: Rhenen
  • Médium: Crayon sur papier - Colour pencil drawing
  • Format: 11 x 13 in
  • Année: c. 1903
  • État: Presque parfait
  • Signature: Signé à la main par l'artiste à l'avant
  • Preuve de provenance incluse: Non
  • Échange possible: Non
  • Ville/Région du vendeur: Montreal
  • Province: Québec
Frederick Coburn - verso titled
Frederick S. Coburn - Signed lower right “FSC”
The Cunerakerk – The Cunera Church in Rhenen

Frederick S. Coburn, R.C.A., Canadian, 1871-1960

« Rhenen », c 1903

Crayon sur papier – Colour pencil drawing
11″ x 13″

Signed lower right “FSC”, titled on the reverse « Rhenen »


Coburn first trip to Europe began in 1891 when he enrolled at the Berlin Academy. After graduating from the academy in Berlin he had to return to Canada at the end of 1891 after the death of his mother. Next spring of 1892 Coburn once again left for Europe. Before his arrival in Paris, he traveled through Europe for a month. His travels can be traced from sketches with dates and place names. He also became fluent in the French, German, Dutch and Flemish languages.

In 1892 he began at Paris’ École des Beaux-Arts, where he studied for three years under Jean-Léon Gérôme. Coburn resided in Europe until 1916, travelling between Canada and Europe, studying and painting in a variety of cities including London, Antwerp, and The Hague.

In 1897 Coburn moved to Antwerp, Belgium to study at National Higher Institute for Fine Arts. In Antwerp he met Malvina Sheepers who soon became his wife.

In 1903 he decided to visit The Hague and to acquaint himself with the Hague School. Impressed and inspired by the Hague School and anxious to put his newly learned techniques into practice, Coburn moved around the Dutch countryside, drawing and painting farms, cottages, windmills and fishing boats.

The drawing available for sale « Rhenen » depicts The Cunerakerk – The Cunera Church in Rhenen – a municipality and a city in the central Netherlands which is 100km from Antwerp. The church has often been damaged. In 1897 the tower burned and a restoration was done with a different spire. The spire on the drawing resembles the one that still exists which places the drawing circa 1903.

The Cunera Church in Rhenen By Pepijntje

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