Image

Constant Nieuwenhuys-Étude pour Orphée, 1983

Photographer

Tom Haartsen

Étude pour Orphée

1988
Late period
42,0cm
x 36,0cm
lavis
paper
Private collection, NL

CID

2363

    English title

    Study for Orpheus

    Signed/dated

    Signed and dated Constant '88, bottom left of center in brown ink

    Provenance

    1983 Constant
    Collection Adèle van Rijckevorsel, NL (gift)
    2017 Collection heirs Adèle van Rijckevorsel, NL
    Tags
    Guitar
    Man
    Music
    Myth
    Portrait
    Sepia

    Frame dimensions

    No

    Image

    Constant Nieuwenhuys-Erlkönig II, 1990

    Photographer

    Tom Haartsen

    Erlkönig [II]

    1990
    Late period
    45,0cm
    x 32,5cm
    paper
    washed ink
    Collection Jaski Gallery, NL

    CID

    2336

    The Elf King king is a ballad written by the German poet, Goethe, in 1782. Put to music by Schubert in 1815. It tells the sad tale of a father riding home with his son in his arms (presumably the boy is ill). The boy sees feverish images of the Elven king, imagery of death, who tries to lure him to the 'other side'. The boy frantically cries out to his father for help. The Elven king is relentless and threatens to take the boy by force. When the father reaches his destination the boy has passed away.
    Constant also made an etch of the Erlkönig.

      English title

      Erlking [II]

      Signed/dated

      Titled, signed and dated "Erlkönig", bottom left in black pencil and Constant '90, bottom right in black pencil.
      Tags
      Child
      Death
      Family
      Father
      Music

      Frame dimensions

      No

      Image

      Constant Nieuwenhuys-Winterreise, 1989

      Photographer

      Tom Haartsen

      Winterreise

      1989
      Late period
      0,0cm
      x 0,0cm
      ink
      paper
      watercolour
      Collection unknown

      CID

      2330

      Inspired by Schubert's Winterreise.

        English title

        Winter Journey

        Signed/dated

        Signed, dated Constant '89, bottom right in pencil. Titled Winterreise, bottom left in pencil
        Tags
        Art
        Landscape
        Music

        Frame dimensions

        No

        Image

        Constant Nieuwenhuys-Winterreise II, ca 1989

        Photographer

        Tom Haartsen

        Die Winterreise [II]

        1989
        Late period
        33,5cm
        x 37,0cm
        paper
        watercolour
        Private collection, NL

        CID

        2329

        Circa 1989
        Inspired by Schubert's Winterreise.

          English title

          Winter Journey {II]

          Signed/dated

          Signed Constant, bottom right in pencil. Titled Die Winterreise, bottom left in pencil
          Tags
          Landscape
          Music

          Frame dimensions

          No

          Image

          Constant Nieuwenhuys-Winterreise II, ca 1989

          Photographer

          Tom Haartsen

          Die Winterreise [I]

          1989
          Late period
          42,0cm
          x 47,0cm
          paper
          watercolour
          Private collection, NL

          CID

          2328

          Circa 1989.
          Inspired by Schubert's Winterreise.

            English title

            Winter Journey [I]

            Signed/dated

            Signed Constant, bottom right in pencil
            Tags
            Landscape
            Man
            Music

            Frame dimensions

            No

            Image

            Constant Nieuwenhuys-Die Krähe, 1989

            Photographer

            Tom Haartsen

            Der Wegweiser

            1989
            Late period
            39,5cm
            x 33,0cm
            paper
            watercolour
            Collection unknown

            CID

            2327

            "Der Wegweiser" is song 20 of the 24 songs from Winterreise by Franz Schubert. It's a tribute to the poet Wilhelm Müller on whose poems Winterreise is based. At the bottom of the watercolor Constant has written in pencil "Krähe lass mich endlich sehn Treue biss zum Grabe" which is actually a line from song 15, Die Krähe while in the picture Constant obviously depicts Der Wegweiser.

              English title

              The Crow

              Signed/dated

              Signed and dated Constant '89, bottom right in pencil

              Provenance

              Constant
              1991 Collection unknown (Galerie Gabriele von Loeper, Hamburg)
              Tags
              Man
              Music

              Frame dimensions

              No

              Image

              Constant Nieuwenhuys-Gitaarspeler I, 1984

              Photographer

              Tom Haartsen

              Gitaarspeler [I]

              1984
              Late period
              41,2cm
              x 29,1cm
              paper
              watercolour
              Private collection, NL

              CID

              2320

              Circa 1984

                English title

                Guitar Player [I]

                Signed/dated

                Signed Constant, bottom right in pencil

                Provenance

                1984 Constant
                Tags
                Art
                Beige
                Black
                Guitar
                Music
                People
                Portrait
                White

                Frame dimensions

                No

                Image

                Constant Nieuwenhuys-Orpheus I, 1981

                Photographer

                Tom Haartsen

                Orpheus [I]

                1981
                Late period
                100,0cm
                x 105,0cm
                linen
                oil paint
                Private collection, NL

                CID

                2316

                  Signed/dated

                  Signed and dated Constant '81, bottom left in black paint on black green fond

                  Provenance

                  1981 Constant
                  Collection Richard and Trees Gielen
                  Private Collection, Nl & Mayor Gallery, UK
                  Tags
                  Animal
                  Bird
                  Cat
                  Guitar
                  Lion
                  Music
                  Myth

                  Frame dimensions

                  No

                  Image

                  Constant Nieuwenhuys-De mandolinist, 1995

                  Photographer

                  Tom Haartsen

                  De Mandolinespeler

                  1995
                  Late period
                  105,0cm
                  x 110,0cm
                  linen
                  oil paint
                  Private collection

                  CID

                  2298

                    English title

                    The Mandolin Player

                    Alternate titles

                    Le joueur de mandoline
                    ?

                    Signed/dated

                    Signed and dated Constant '95, center right in black paint on red fond
                    Tags
                    Guitar
                    Man
                    Music

                    Frame dimensions

                    No

                    Image

                    Constant Nieuwenhuys-De gitaarspeler, 1991

                    Photographer

                    Tom Haartsen

                    De gitaarspeler

                    1991
                    Late period
                    45,0cm
                    x 30,0cm
                    paper
                    watercolour
                    Private collection

                    CID

                    2242

                      English title

                      Guitarist

                      Signed/dated

                      Signed Constant, bottom right in black pencil
                      Tags
                      Guitar
                      Man
                      Music
                      Portrait

                      Frame dimensions

                      64,7 x 49,7 x 4,5 cm