Volante

2.125,00 incl. tax

Volante (2019)

From the series ‘Songs for soprano’
Inkjet on Hahnemühle Photo Rag
Framed in dark brown frame w/museum glass
Edition 01/05 + 2 AP’s
Size 60 x 45 cm
Signed, numbered and provided with a certificate of authentification.
Shipping: Pick up by appointment at Galerie Caroline O’Breen or at the artist’s atelier, both in Amsterdam.

This photo is part of my photo essay ‘Songs for soprano’ on the life and times of Anna Witsen. Anna and her family live on the estate of Ewijckshoeve, the Witsens’ country house in the 1880’s and my own childhood home a century later. Willem Witsen was a Dutch painter, etcher and photographer associated with the Amsterdam Impressionism movement. Thanks to his generosity, Ewijckshoeve became a gathering place for writers, musicians and painters and formed the backdrop of the Tachtigers movement who proclaimed the principle of l’art pour l’art. I added this photo to my series because the Howea Palm also decorated the rooms of Ewijckshoeve throughout the centuries. The one we see on this artwork is an original example of that.

Please take a look at the whole photo essay ‘Songs for soprano’ and download the artist statement.

This fine art is offered in an authorized, signed and numbered limited edition of 5 images. There are no unauthorized, unsigned and/or unnumbered impressions. There are 2 additional ‘artist proofs’ per size outside the regular edition. The original digital file has not been destroyed. The photographer reserves the right to reproduce prints outside the limited edition for promotional purposes, in books, magazines, exhibitions and press cards. These reproductions are not considered originals but may augment the value of your original.

More information and on view on request: Galerie Caroline O’Breen, Amsterdam

 

Description

The Howea Palm was by the end of the 19th century very popular in certain circles, due to its tolerance of low humidity and its capacity to compensate lack of winter daylight in summers. Between 1870 and 1885 it even became a status symbol when Queen Victoria had these palms in all her palaces.