Full sail on Choppy Waters
011521 Christian Cornelis KANNEMANS [1812-1884]
Full Sail on Choppy Waters, 1855
oil on panel, 29x39 cms, signed l.l. "C.C. Kannemans 1855"
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).