At the canal I 1903

An old white-haired fisherman with a cap sits in a rowboat, between his knees he holds a little girl in Dutch costume with a white hood with wing-like flared sides. To the left of the fisherman sits an older girl, also in traditional costume, pulling the boat toward the quay wall. Her gaze is serious and focused forward. In the background the reflecting water of the canal is visible, as well as wooden quays.

JQAW# G_1903_060
Oil on canvas 85 x 110 cm
Signature: John Quincy Ɑdams ?? 903
Image: Künstlerhausarchiv
Work lost.

This study from Holland, likely from the fishing village of Volendam, is most notable for the serious facial expression of the old fisherman and the two girls, which sets it apart from typical (idealized) genre paintings. The painting is documented only by a B/W reproduction from the archive of the Vienna Künstlerhaus. It is probably identical with the painting of the same name that was exhibited at the Künstlerhaus in 1904/05 (EL #47 1904/05 #1336) and came up for auction at Auktionshaus Glückselig in 1932. Since then it is lost.



1904 Künstlerhaus Vienna #184
(EL #47 1904/05 #1336).


APH, catalog raisonné JQA 1995, p. 55, cat.24, fig.14


Künstlerhaus Vienna 1904, purchase by Leon Neumann 9.4.1904.
1932 Auction Glückselig Collection Frau Hofrat Schueller 12.5.1932 Lot #431.
Since then lost.