Op invaluable.com dit schilderij van G.A.L. Morgenstern Munthe (1875 – 1927): “Unlading the Fish Catch”, geschilderd in 1920 in Noordwijk aan Zee. Inzet: € 9500. Toelichting op invaluable.com:
Morgenstern Munthe was a great admirer of the Hague School. Irresistibly drawn to the North Sea, he settled in The Hague in 1897. As a regular guest of the Kurhaus, he painted Scheveningen bombs (fishing boats) in the surf. Munthe painted in 3 periods in The Hague and Scheveningen. The Hague 1897-1901 and 1908-1912. The family goes to Zierikzee in 1912, but returns to The Hague in 1913 and stays there until 1914, after which they move to Noordwijk. Morgensterne Munthe was the son of the Norwegian painter Ludvig Munthe and spent most of his life in Dusseldorf and became a professor at the Academy there in 1893. During his life he made many trips to the Netherlands and he was a great admirer of the painters of the Hague school. He therefore found his subjects mostly on the North Sea coast near Scheveningen and Katwijk, which village he visited for the first time in 1889, after which he spent the summer months in Katwijk. In 1897 he moved to The Hague and H.W. Mesdag introduced in the artistic environment. In 1901 he and his wife moved into the house Huize Sigrid on the Noord boulevard in Katwijk, on the edge of the beach. He stayed there until 1908 and then returned to The Hague. Munthe painted in 3 periods in The Hague and Scheveningen. The Hague 1897-1901 and 1908-1912. The family goes to Zierikzee in 1912, but returns to The Hague in 1913 and stays there until 1914, after which they move to Noordwijk and died in 1927. The painting which is now offered for sale was made by the artist in 1920 at the Nordsea coast of Noordwijk (the Netherlands). The painting is lower right signed and dated. The work is framed in a wooden frame with gold leaves. The frame is handmade.