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Frederika was a remarkable Dutch artist, most of all a fine etcher. She created landscapes obviously inspired by Rembrandt, portraits (of her mother !) after Whistler, marines and and city-scapes in different techniques and even dared at aquatint etching. Above: a personal selection. 

An attempt to catalogue her work is archived here:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Frederika_Broeksmit

  

Living and working in Katwijk on the North Sea she was involved in studying and drawing wild birds and also in the private rescue and rehabilitation of sea birds long before this was more generally accepted and structured. 


“Zuyderzee strand” 

A large etching of a cliff (ice age) remnant on the shores of Duch Zuyderzee when it was still a part of the tidal North Sea and before it was closed-off by the Afsluitdijk in 1932. The print came to this collection from Germany in December 2022.  In 2018 an attempt to acquire a complete studio folio with many of her etchings, probably left-overs from her personal estate, failed. It was eventually sold in separate lots becoming dispersed. Living on the edge of the former Zuiderzee, possibly very near the location (Frisian cliff remnants near Staveren) this print, also part of the folio, was on the Wishlist ever since. A coloured version of this etching came to light as well as the preserved original pencil sketch. Read her fascinating short biography to learn more about her life, family and work and her two known students.  (Name  = button above) 

gerbrandcaspers@icloud.com