Dutch / Netherland
Artist and his model, ca.1888.
Oil on canvas
26-1/2 x 21-1/2 inches
Signed and dated lower right : ‘Henvez’ or ‘Henyez’ ‘1927’.
The painting appears to have a Netherlandish stamp on the canvas verso. Based on what we can decipher it may be that the painting was considered “dirty and inappropriate” by a possible government group in 1927. The ‘Henvez’ or ‘Henyez’ signature possibly is from the inspector from the 1927 that stamped it. It appears that the work has another signature but it has been lost to time.