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The Groningen-based printer Werkman is best known for compositions made from materials from his printing works. Initially abstract, they later became more fgurative and narrative in character. He also had a unique and expressive style of painting. Werkman wrote of this painting that he thought it had a ‘mystical atmosphere’ and that people would not easily tire of it. We know that Werkman has read several books by Kafka and it seems plausible that this painting was inspired by the story ‘Ein Landarzt’ in which a doctor visits a seriously ill boy.
|Title||The doctor's visit (Kafka's house)|
|Material and technique||Oil on canvas|
|Location||This object is on view in Robbrechttrap (boven)|
Length : 70 cm
Width : 70 cm
Painter: Hendrik Nicolaas Werkman
|Accession number||2659 (MK)|
|Credits||Aankoop / Purchase: 1963|
|Age maker||About 56 years old|
|Exhibitions|| The Collection Enriched (2011)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
|Material||Canvas > Worked fibres > Fibre > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique|
|Oil > Paint > Artist's material > Material > Material and technique|
|Object||Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object|
|Geographical origin||The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe|
All about the maker
Hendrik Nicolaas Werkman
Leens 1882 - Bakkeveen 1945
Werkman was a member of 'De Ploeg', the Groningen artists' society founded in 1918. He designed and printed posters and other printed material for them. From 19..