Evening of life 1905

Dutch genre painting of an old man squatting on the ground, dressed in dark costume, hands intertwined. Interior is represented by a wooden paneling and a fireplace with two cauldrons, one filled with vegetable /potatoes, on a low wooden stool.

JQAW# G_1905_020
Oil on cardboard 44 x 36.5 cm
Signature: John Q. Ɑdams
Private collection Germany.

This characterful genre painting is undated, but based on the signature and format can be attributed to Adams' middle Volendam period (1901-1911), ca. 1905.The contemplative character and warm tone evoke an image of a peaceful evening of life that is deliberately set apart from the drama of Adams' other Volendam works (see cross-references).


Prayer for the dead 1903




414 Art auction Dorotheum Vienna 15.-18.10.1974 Lot 381.
Export to Germany (BDA export ZL 36500/74 dat. 12.4.1974).
Private collection Germany.