"Sail along the Herengracht"
In Amsterdam in 1922. First located on the Prinsengracht, he moved to the Herengracht in 1927. In this much larger house, he organised some groundbreaking exhibitions in the 1930’s on the Brueghel dynasty, Joos de Momper and the still life painters of the Bosschaert group.
Some years after he started he was joined by his brother Dolf (1900-1987)
Just before the war he bought Herengracht 512, a merchant house originally built for Pieter Six, where the gallery is still located. Dolf’s son Peter joined the firm in the late 50’s and his son Niels in the mid 90’s
With branches in Sweden, Germany and Switzerland they built an international clientele. They continued to hold regular exhibitions in the house leading to important still life exhibitions in the 1980’s.
The gallery’s speciality has always been Dutch and Flemish paintings with a stronger emphasis on Italian, Spanish and French art in the past.
Piet de Boer was a keen drawings collector and like many of his contemporaries, he also collected paintings. He left his collection of ca. 100 paintings and 500 drawings in 1964 to the P. & N. de Boer Foundation.
Kunsthandel P. de Boer will celebrate its 100 year anniversary in 2022 and has sold over 10 000 paintings in its history.
WILLEM VAN DE VELDE the Younger
Leiden 1633 – 1707 Westminster
A Dutch warship under sail at a solid breeze, other warships and small vessels in front
of a coast, beyond
Oil on canvas 50,7 x 65,6 cm.
Signed with monogram WVV on the rowing boat right of the warship