Philip Sadee | Vissersvolk wachtend op het strand | Kunsthandel Bies

Sadée, Ph. | Fisherfolk awaiting the catch

Philip Lodewijk Jacob Frederik Sadée

1837 – The Hague – 1904

Fisherfolk awaiting the catch

Oil on canvas 50.7 x 76.2 cm

Signed lower right


This painting is one of the most desirable in Sadée’s oeuvre. As was usual at the time, the men, women and children who earn their living selling fish are waiting on the beach for the boats to come in. The figures are portrayed strikingly, sitting together in small groups. Most of the women are wearing white caps, sometimes covered with the flat-topped hat on which they balance their baskets of fish. The detailed depiction of hands, feet and faces shows Sadée’s excellent drawing skills. His talent for creating harmonious and lively compositions is also clearly evident: each group is triangular in form and positioned in such a way that the entire work is well-balanced. Sadée’s outstanding quality as painter is apparent from his excellent use of colour, too.

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Oil paintings


Figure, Interior/genre, Beach, Water


Impressionism, Romantic School