Another cleaning job. The painting was dirty but I have seen much worse. The cleaning went smoothly, the size of the painting being the biggest challenge here. This is a gorgeous painting by “ van Bloem”, a relatively unknown painter since he was primarily someone operating in the margins of the art business as a dealer in art and seller of art supplies. He also organized creative trips for artists and owned a hotel at one point where many artist stayed over. We can see here, that it’s a shame that he did not paint more himself.
I wonder if he ever met Van Gogh?