Antique Framed Oil Painting by Christoffel Hendrik Dijkman (Sint-Maartensdijk, December 29, 1879 - Borgharen, December 11, 1954)

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21H x 35W

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Antique Framed Oil Painting on Canvas by Christoffel Hendrik Dijkman (Sint-Maartensdijk, December 29, 1879 - Borgharen, December 11, 1954) was commissioned to immortalize an impressive chateau along the waterside, replete with Flemish architecture and a design that included courtyards and ante-structures that provided a home for a very affluent and/or influential family. 

Christoffel Hendrik Dijkman (Sint-Maartensdijk, December 29, 1879 - Borgharen, December 11, 1954) was a Dutch painter.

Dijkman was largely self-taught. Between 1900 and 1925 he painted many cityscapes of The Hague, Rotterdam, Delft and Rijswijk, but also of Amsterdam, Haarlem and Woerden. Furthermore, a number of harbor views from Dordrecht, Rotterdam and Scheveningen are known from that period.

The fact that Dijkman was already fascinated by nature at the time is evident from many paintings of landscapes in the Green Heart. Dijkman signed with C. Dijkman and C.H. Dijkman and once with Dijkman. When Dijkman settled in Vucht in the Maas valley in 1925 to dedicate himself entirely to painting, he started using his second name; from that moment on he let himself be called 'Henk'. Most of the works from the period 1925-1954 are signed with Henk Dijkman and H. Dijkman and occasionally again Dijkman.

In the Maasvallei, Dijkman has been very productive: in the oeuvre catalog [1], on which the Christoffel Foundation has been building since 1991, there are more than twelve hundred photographs of urban and village views and landscapes of Dutch and Belgian Limburg. Striking is the growing number of still lifes that are coming up. The signature shows that he made it throughout his artistic life.

Dijkman's paintings are varied in quality. There is a clear difference between the works he made in his early period and those from the time he painted for his bread. Nevertheless, many beautiful paintings have also emerged from after 1925. His expressive designs (preliminary studies) are mentioned by the art historian Ans van Berkum in a sea of ​​pieces directed by the environment (his customers).

Robert van Lit of The Hague Historical Museum calls Dijkman 'a small master': "The paintings that our museum has of him are literally and figuratively made with verve." Historians in both The Hague and Maastricht and Belgian Limburg are grateful to Dijkman for so many historic, and also less picturesque, places on canvas, panel and paper. 

Source ~ https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christoffel_Hendrik_Dijkman

Circa early 1900s

Measures 21H x 35W

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