Image

Constant Nieuwenhuys-Interieur van de Wilibrorduskerk tijdens de hoogmis, 1944

Photographer

Tom Haartsen

Interieur van de Willibrorduskerk (tijdens de hoogmis)

1944
Early period
150,0cm
x 100,0cm
linen
oil paint
Private collection, NL

CID

2911

    English title

    Interior of the Wilibrorduschurch (during mass)

    Alternate titles

    Interieur van de Willibrorduskerk (tijdens de hoogmis)
    1944 Archive entry

    Signed/dated

    Signed and dated Constant 1944, bottom left in grey paint

    Provenance

    1944 Constant
    1946 Collection A.E. van Haren Noman
    2000 Private collection, NL
    Tags
    Building
    Religion

    Frame dimensions

    162 x 110 cm

    Image

    Constant Nieuwenhuys-Pietà, ca 1940

    Photographer

    Tom Haartsen

    Pietà [II]

    1940
    Early period
    32,7cm
    x 22,5cm
    lithograph
    Private collection, NL

    CID

    2789

    Circa 1940

      Signed/dated

      No signature or date

      Provenance

      1940 Constant
      Private collection, NL
      Tags
      Family
      Jesus
      Man
      Mother
      Myth
      Portrait
      Religion
      Woman

      Frame dimensions

      No

      Image

      Constant Nieuwenhuys-Die Beschneidung Christi- nach Joerg Ratgeb, ca 1975

      Photographer

      Tom Haartsen

      Die Beschneidung Christi - nach Joerg Ratgeb

      1975
      Late period
      83,0cm
      x 69,0cm
      cardboard
      crayon
      paper
      watercolour
      Collection Krona Museum, Uden, NL

      CID

      2589

      On his way to Munich for the exhibition ‘Constant Kreidezeichnungen 1945-52’ in Gallery van de Loo, Constant makes a stop in Stuttgart. At the Stuttgart State Gallery, he sees the Herrenberg Altarpiece by the German Renaissance painter Jerg Ratgeb. The altarpiece consists of eight panels that show 24 scenes from the Passion story, from the life of Mary and from the Acts of the Apostles.

      Ratgeb's idiosyncratic and expressive style of painting was, for a long time, little appreciated. Constant, however, must have also respected the German artist for his social commitment. During the German Peasants' War in 1525, Ratgeb became part of the military contingent requested by the rebels and was elected councilor and chancellor by the peasants. After the suppression of the rebellion, he was arrested, accused of high treason and finally executed in Pforzheim. In 1526 he was quartered by four horses.

      In 1975 Constant copied a scene from one of the eight panels: the Circumcision of Christ as a tribute to Ratgeb.

        English title

        The Circumcision of Christ after Joerg Ratgeb

        Signed/dated

        Signed Constant, bottom right with black pencil. Titled Die Beschniedung Christi-nach Joerg Ratgeb, bottom left from center in black pencil.

        Provenance

        Constant
        1988 Collection P. Jongmans, NL (Through Fanny Kelk)
        2004 Collection Krona Museum, Uden, NL (donation)
        Tags
        Child
        People
        Religion

        Frame dimensions

        109 x 95 cm

        Image

        Constant Nieuwenhuys-De monniken, 1982

        Photographer

        Tom Haartsen

        De monniken

        1982
        Late period
        45,0cm
        x 45,0cm
        lavis
        watercolour
        Collection MinBuZa, Parijs

        CID

        2335

          English title

          The Monks

          Signed/dated

          Signed and dated Constant '82, bottom right in pencil and signed Constant, bottom center in red ink
          Tags
          Man
          People
          Religion

          Frame dimensions

          No

          Image

          Constant Nieuwenhuys-La Samaritaine, 1984

          Photographer

          Tom Haartsen

          La Samaritaine

          1984
          Late period
          101,6cm
          x 107,5cm
          linen
          oil paint
          Private collection, NL

          CID

          2246

            English title

            The Samaritan

            Signed/dated

            Signed and dated Constant '84, top right in black paint on brown fond

            Provenance

            1984 Constant
            1996 ca Collection Harinck, NL
            2006 ca Collection Max Vorst (Galerie Delaive)
            2008 Private collection, Belgium (Galerie Delaive)
            2016 Private collection, NL (Peter Pappot)
            Tags
            Culture
            Myth
            People
            Religion
            Yellow

            Frame dimensions

            121,5 x 127,7 x 4,8 cm

            Image

            Constant Nieuwenhuys-De bergrede, 1943

            Photographer

            Tom Haartsen

            De bergrede

            1943
            Early period
            60,3cm
            x 44,0cm
            linen
            oil paint
            Private collection, NL

            CID

            1396

              English title

              The Sermon

              Alternate titles

              De bergrede
              1943 Archive entry

              Signed/dated

              Signed and dated Constant 1943 top left in black paint

              Provenance

              1943 Constant
              +- 1944 Collection H. Wiesman, Bentveld (WWII)
              1988 Collection Marja Taams
              2011 Collection Maurits Kwee, NL
              2012 Private collection, NL (Wisselingh)
              Tags
              People
              Religion

              Frame dimensions

              unknown

              Image

              Constant Nieuwenhuys-Le moine, 1989

              Photographer

              Tom Haartsen

              Le moine

              1989
              Late period
              53,0cm
              x 39,0cm
              paper
              watercolour
              Collection De Bruin-Heijn

              CID

              1275

              Circa 1989

                English title

                The Monk

                Alternate titles

                Monnik
                1990
                Tibetaanse monnik | Collection d'art
                1982

                Signed/dated

                Signed Constant, bottom right in pencil

                Provenance

                Constant
                1990 de Bruin-Heijn (Collection d'Art)
                Tags
                Man
                People
                Portrait
                Religion

                Frame dimensions

                No

                Image

                Constant Nieuwenhuys-La Mère Noël, 1983

                Photographer

                Tom Haartsen

                La Mère Noël

                1983
                Late period
                60,0cm
                x 40,0cm
                paper
                watercolour
                Private collection, NL

                CID

                979

                  Signed/dated

                  Signed and dated Constant '83, bottom left in black pencil

                  Provenance

                  1983 Constant
                  Collection Adèle van Rijckevorsel, NL (gift)
                  2017 Collection heirs Adèle van Rijckevorsel, NL
                  Tags
                  Nude
                  Portrait
                  Religion
                  Woman

                  Frame dimensions

                  No

                  Image

                  De Emmaüsgangers

                  Photographer

                  Tom Haartsen

                  De Emmaüsgangers

                  1936
                  Early period
                  86,0cm
                  x 81,0cm
                  jute
                  varnish paint
                  Private collection, NL

                  CID

                  271

                  Constant grew up in a Catholic environment and attended Saint Ignatius College, a Jesuit college in Amsterdam. In 1936 he painted his first oil painting and chose a religious subject: “The Emmaus Travellers”. Constant painted this work on an old burlap sack and used pigment from a house painter that he bought with his pocket money. Soon, other works of art with religious themes would follow. Not much later, however, he distances himself from the church and during WW II there is a definite break.

                    English title

                    Travellers to Emmaus

                    Alternate titles

                    Emmaus gangers
                    1936
                    De Emmaüsgangers
                    2008

                    Signed/dated

                    Constant Nieuwenhuys bottom right in red brown oil on beige ochre fond

                    Provenance

                    Constant
                    1979 Nel Kerkhoven (scheiding Constant)
                    2021 Private collection, NL
                    Tags
                    Man
                    People
                    Religion

                    Frame dimensions

                    101 x 95,7 x 4,5 cm

                    Image

                    Constant Nieuwenhuys-Piëta, 1936

                    Photographer

                    Tom Haartsen

                    Pietà [I]

                    1936
                    Early period
                    69,5cm
                    x 69,0cm
                    crayon
                    paper
                    Collection Fondation Constant, NL

                    CID

                    226

                      English title

                      Pietà

                      Alternate titles

                      Pietà
                      1936 Archive entry

                      Signed/dated

                      Signed Constant Nieuwenhuys, bottom center in black pencil

                      Provenance

                      1936 Constant
                      2005 Trudy Nieuwenhuys-van der Horst, NL
                      Tags
                      Black
                      Death
                      Jesus
                      Mother
                      Myth
                      People
                      Portrait
                      Religion

                      Frame dimensions

                      79 x 79 x 3,5 cm