Provenance: legacy of the artist; auction Hôtel Drouot, Parijs, 'Atelier de feu F.-H. Kaemmerer', 25-27 nov. 1902; Robert Noortman, Maastricht; private collection The Netherlands.
Literature: vgl.: Tiny de Liefde-van Brakel, 'Tussen Katwijk en Parijs. David Adolphe Constant Artz 1837-1890', Katwijk 2001, pag. 37, image 26 (in colour, with the same two girls).
Born in The Hague in 1839, Kaemmerer, a pupil of S.L. Verveer, spent the greater part of his life living and working in Paris. He specialized in painting landscapes, later turning to genre paintings in an 18th century French setting. He achieved particular success with his depictions of elegant ladies. His contemporaries idealised the 18th century as a period of luxury, refinement and courteous behaviour.
About the Artist
He was born in The Hague. He is known for his landscape paintings and paintings around the city of The Hague, The Netherlands.