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Knotwilgen 

(Pollards in a typical Duch polder landscape)


Little known and researched Dutch self taught etcher. Died young of a heart attack leaving his Frisian widdow with the care of 6 small orphaned children orphaned. Used to travel the country side in a caravan, drawing typical Dutch scenery (Volendam, Marken, windmills, farms, landscape etc. Undeservedly neglected drawer and etcher, not even mentioned in Pieter Scheen Duch artist lexicon.  

     

2 Pollards by a still unidentified etcher. 


Pollards, (Knotwilgen, “Kopfweiden”) are typical for a vanishing (and to me nostalgic type of landscape: small fields, ditches, field birds and small herds of cows with horns. 


In short: a perfect collecting symbol ……. 

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