New: Frederika Broeksmit


One of the last acquisitions of 2022: Zuyderzee. A large etching by Dutch etcher Frederika Broeksmit. The location could well be very near my home in Friesland: Ice age cliff remnants along the former Zuyderzee coast possibly near the Frisian village (city !) of Stavoren where similar cliff remnants remain top this day. The former Zuyderzee, part of tidal North Sea was closed-off in 1932 by the iconic Afsluitdijk, becoming the IJsselmeer slowly  evolving in a large sweet water basin. After almost a century a new initiative was started to regulate and let in saltwater and its saltwater biodiversity (fish, molluscs, shells, plants etc..).