Kunstaankopen, kunstbehoud, monografieën, exposities
Frans & Kapma Foundation


There is so much marvellous art in this world. Art that wanders through
thoughts and the stories behind the thoughts. Here is a first impression
of art that fascinates us.

Discover the artists represented in the FRANS & KAPMA COLLECTION.

73. Joseph Mous
74. Jacques Mels
75. P.N. van de Wall Perné
76. Liesbeth Rahder
77. Willy Sluiter
78. Fred Sieger
79. Ciano Siewert
80. Harrie Lenferink
81. F.A. van Oostveen
82. Willy Fleur
83. Anton Heyboer
84. Bart de Graaf

'Farmyard with girl feeding chickens'
Oil on panel, 20 x 30 cm
Signed: lower left 'p.n. van de wall perné jr'
Pieter Nicolaas van de Wall Perné (1811-1873)

Painter or merchant? Pieter Nicolaas van de Wall Perné is in the artists encyclopedia Pieter Scheen in the first place called a corn trader and beside that a good amateur painter. In 1834, 1838 and 1842 he exhibits a number of works in Amsterdam, including a still life, a woman who cuts the meat, a girl who comes back from the market and an interior with a few people. So he has exhibitions between his 23th and 31th year. Did he still intend to focus on painting? Did he seriously think of an uncertain, fluctuating existence as an artist? We did not find data to evidence that he has exhibited afterwards. His activities are clearly concentrated on its corn trade. Until 1859 he lives and works in Amsterdam; on April 3 of that year, so in his 48th year of life, he moves to Apeldoorn. At this point stops our information.

There are many non-undeserving artists like Van de Wall Perné, who combines painting with a full- or part-time job. After all there must be bread on the table daily. Artistry they only practice in their spare time. A great personal development and building of a well known name in the métier is then less obvious. So there is for example no monograph of Pieter Nicolaas van de Wall Perné, in which information can be found. We do know that he is the son of Eliza Perné and Catharina Geelhuijsen, both born in 1787, and that he marries Jacoba Arendina Eisendooren. The exact year of his death remains unclear.

This sweet, detailed painted panel is our oldest artwork that probably is made in the middle of the 19th century. We can imagine that Van de Wall Perné as a corn merchant has given the girl a few handfuls of chicken corn, and then the artist awakens in him and the romantic situation, long before the 'free-range chicken' is invented, has been immortalized by him . Similar kindly barnyard scenes are later painted by, among others, W.G.F. Jansen. No great artist perhaps, but a great pleasure to watch this little work day-to-day.