Dutch sailing boat at the rough sea

011523 Christian Cornelis KANNEMANS [1812-1884], Dutch Sailing Boat at Rough Sea, 1855
oil on canvas, 66x100 cms, signed l.l. "C.C. Kannemans 1855", a note paper on the back: "C.C.Kannemans Zee-Schilder te Breda"

Christian Cornelis KANNEMANS took his first drawing lessons from J.B Frederiks, unfortunately due to the finances he couldn't continue the studies. During the next 19 years he worked on his own. In 1817, thanks to Johannes Bosboom he started his professional, artistic career. In 1843 he exhibited his works in Zwolle, when he was also rewarded.  Two years later he exhibited in his fimily town. One of his marines was bought by baron Huibert Gerard Nayuis, the Netherland army commander. Thanks to intercession of king Wilhelm II, Kannemans took various trips to England and France. The most commoc motifs of his paintings was choppy sea and waving boats. He exhibited in Belgium, Germany, Dunkirk (where he got silver medal), Ypres (golden medal) and Amsterdam. His teachers were Wilhelm Klein (1821-1897) and Wilhelmus Jacobus Kerremans (1828-1889). 

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