26. JAN HENDRIK SCHELTEMA(1861-1941)
Signed lower left
Oil on canvas
42 x 75cm
Exhibited: "Masterworks from Yesteryear", GFL Fine Art, Perth, August-September 2004,
catalogue number 15.
After completing an extensive study program at the Academy of Antwerp under the esteemed animal painter, Charles Verlat, Scheltema migrated to Australia from Holland in 1890, he was 29 years of age.
Soon after his arrival in the Victorian Colony in 1890, an article was posted about him in The Age newspaper........... “the other works, of three years’ hard study from Nature, are by Mr. J. H. Scheltema, a clever cattle painter, working in collaboration with Signor Rolando, and who had the honour of gaining the travelling prize of four years’ scholarship which was given by the King of Holland in 1880, and who will remain in the colony but a short time. ...