Obscured and forgotten Dutch artist who probably took his own life in a depressed state because of his traumatic WW-I experiences. This great drawing of a a pair of herring gulls was found in a nearby junk shop, where it ended up after a house clearing in province Friesland. As I found out: not long after the death of the artist’s only child and daughter (1926-2020) who tragically had to grow up an orphan. 

See the accompanying biographies book-publications for the Maurits Staring’s short-biography. 

I have often wondered how such a fine work of art, obviously never sold to make ends meet or as a living, became detached from its roots and not recognised our cherished as family heir loom or otherwise connected and related piece of history. Unless all family ties ended genealogically.